SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) --
did exactly what the
San Francisco Giants
acquired him to do.
Ledee's single with one out in the eighth inning snapped a tie and lifted the Giants to an 8-5 victory over the
Acquired from Philadelphia on July 30 to strengthen the San Francisco bench, Ledee had been just 2-for-20 in 11 games with his new club.
But batting for pitcher
with a runner on third and one out, Ledee lined a 3-2 pitch from
(3-3) into left field, snapping a 5-5 tie.
added a sacrifice fly and A.J. Pierzynski a run-scoring single later in the eighth for San Francisco, which won its fifth straight game.
Christiansen (3-2) got the final two outs in the eighth for the win and
worked the ninth for his fourth save.
After Giants starter
went 5 1/3 innings, six relievers combined to allow four hits and one run over 3 2/3 innings.