Correia Helps Giants Win Third Straight

Righty carries shutout into 8th before handing off to bullpen
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 1:10 AM CDT
San Francisco third baseman Jose Castillo hits a double to drive in Ray Durham against St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 10, 2008, in San Francisco. Giants...   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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(Newser) – Kevin Correia carried a shutout into the eighth inning in one of his best starts yet, leading the San Francisco Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. Correia (1-1) allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings, struck out four, walked two and also singled for the Giants, who are on a little roll after losing six of their first seven games.

Fred Lewis doubled, tripled and scored twice and Randy Winn added a sacrifice fly for San Francisco, which went 19 innings without allowing a run before Troy Glaus' ninth-inning RBI double off Brad Hennessey ended the Giants' shutout bid. Correia, a full-time starter for the first time after primarily relieving in parts of five previous major league seasons, beat the Cardinals for the first time in eight career outings.