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tonight in san francisco. good evening. i'm lisa kim. >> i'm jessica agera. the giants are in first place. in it to win it with 40,000 fans roaring them on. the braves were helpless against timmy, the strikeout machine. and the giants walk away with a 1-0 lead over the atlanta braves. we begin with rog at at&t park. >> good evening. i don't think it could have been any better for the giants tonight. two, big story lines. the umpires helped the giants win. but ultimately, tim lincecum was historic in his performances. usually we talk about a big home run from someone like barry bonds.
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but tonight, the big star was one of the littlest in baseball. tim lincecum. >> one of the giants' biggest fans, robin williams. the second-biggest crowd. close to 44,000 fans. let's show you the controversial play first. bottom of the fourth inning. take a close look. buster posey at second base. it looked like he was out at the replay. but the umpire at second base called him safe. there's no instant replay in the baseball playoffs. buster posey would eventually score the game's lone run.
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other than that, all tim lincecum. he set a franchise record for strikeouts in the postseason. the dude was filthy. one of the best performances by a giants pitcher in league history. that's how good it was. giants blanked the braves, 1-0, your final. after, in the clubhouse, tim lincecum talked about his historic day. >> i don't know. i'm just happy about it. >> we came out on the side we wanted to. pretty special first postseason game for me. you know, just to be a part of what this guy did tonight. it's a good one. >> for so many of these giants, buster posey, tim lincecum, this is their first playoff game.
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we'll have more from the clubhouse coming up in this newscast. now, i'll send it back to you. >> taking it in stride, roger. not getting too excited. very mellow about the whole thing. >> as you see there, the fans are not so calm, cool and collected. >> yeah. giant fans are pretty happy tonight. particularly these guys. life is very, very good. a little out of hand. but the big story tonight, it was all about tim lincecum. >> lincecum is finally doing what he's meant to do. to pitch in the postseason and being fantastic. >> time for pandemonium, baby.
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>> are they going all the way? >> oh, yeah. win the world series. >> who is your favorite player? >> aubrey huff. >> who is your favorite player? >> i don't know. lincecum. >> there's been negativity about him. about his all-star. his rookie first star. but look at him now. he's starting. he's making it happen. >> and he's out here with you guys. >> no diet. >> all right. it was a great night for giants fans. on to game two. what do you have to say? >> the freak was freaking
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awesome tonight. go, giants. >> go, giants. all right. back to you guys in the studio. a little calmer back there. >> oh, yeah. that is the rally cry tonight. giants coverage just getting started. coming up in about five minutes, he's one of the only giants to own the world series ring. one other things you don't know about pat burrell has giants fans talking tonight. happening now, a coaster collision in southern california. two cars on a knotts berry farm's rollercoaster. as one car was going up an incline, instead slammed into a car behind it. not clear what caused the ride to malfunction. message not deleted. gubernatorial candidate, jerry brown, is apologizing for a
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campaign worker calling meg whitman a derogatory name. brown thought he hung up the phone. the voicemail recorded the conversation between brown and his aide, to talk about pension reform. the aide implies, whitman will cut secret deals with unions. the tape was released by the police union. brown's campaign released a statement saying, quote, this was a jumbled and inaudible recording of a conversation. at times, our language salty. we apologize to ms. whitman. the whitman campaign replaying, this is an appalling smear against meg whitman. predebate coverage at 6:00. the debate will be aired across
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the state. and online, as well. some oakland business owners say giving up is not in their vocabulary. thursday night live is a big part of oakland. we will have a look at how the business bottom line getting a boost. >> if you don't know a lot about this city, you only know jack london square. if you walk the neighborhoods in this city, you will find a new oak land and growing night life. salsa dancing, in the streets. on a thursday. >> i think it would reach more people. >> reporter: now, you know, thursday night live is a part of downtown oakland's night life. >> a lot of businesses. a lot of condos that have filled up. it's giving them something to
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do. you go with your children. >> every first and third thursday of the month in june, business owners creating a new vibe for the city. the owners got together to promote the area that has a ton of restaurants and bars. >> just bringing people back out. we're able to se some of the things we've been missing for a long time. >> reporter: like many e cities, oakland is struggling with its cities. it refused to cancel an event when violence took to the streets, following the verdict of the oscar grant trial. >> i think oakland gets a bad rap. it's kind of nice to let people see what we're about.
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>> reporter: as you can see, the kids were having a wonderful time out there. this is the last thursday night life event. but there will be more next year. if you can't more information, take a look at the oakland city ice beb site. trained to kill. but rehabbed into companions. >> leo is definitely a poster child for what can happen when you rescue these dogs. >> not every dog is lucky. next, our investigation in the dogfighting rings and the animals that make it out alive. why every member of the police force will undergo emergency training. >> live giants coverage continues from at&t park. he's one of the only giants who has a world series ring. domination on the diamond began much earlier and right here in
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the bay area. good evening. here on the streets of san francisco. where the energy is electric, from this first win innlcs. your giants forecast coming up. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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well-publiced when a police officer shot and. officers on the force will be trained on how to interact with animals and how to recognize true aggression. the p.d. is under scrutiny of it killed an 11-year-old lab last week responding to an emergency call. michael vick's name became synonymous with animal abuse. so, where are the animals now? >> reporter: they made headlines across the country. and now, their story is on shovels in the best-seller, "the lost dogs." of the 51 pit bulls rescued from michael vick's house, 46
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survive. there's cuba. cover boy, johnny justice and leo. a therapy dog that comforts cancer patients. >> leo is a poster child for what can happen when you rescue these dogs. >> reporter: she has rescued dozens of abused pit balls, including this one. bernie was rescued from an out-of-state dogfighting ring. >> he wants to be close. he wants to be touched. >> reporter: but in an odd way, michael vick may have been good for the dogs. >> it really has brought awareness. >> reporter: last year in philadelphia, 903 of animal fights were reported. for every happy ending, there's many dogs of all breeds that need help.
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dogfighting remains one of the worst crimes against animals. >> it's all about violence. these guys are violent towards the dog. >> meghan west says in the last nine years, she's only seen one dogfighting conviction here. >> these guys know how to hide it. and very, very, very rarely do we come across dogs being used in fighting. >> reporter: about 1,000 pit bull mixes come into the shelter each year. many like this one. victim of abuse and neglect. >> she's extremely thin. she's about half of her body weight. and no dog should be on a chain like this. >> it's illegal. >> it's illegal to have a dog on a chain. >> reporter: webb says the shelter doesn't have enough money or manpower to take a real bite ut of the problem yet. >> i'm working on changing it. >> reporter: what do you need?
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>> i do need some grant funding or some funds to be able to do more investigations and surveillance on what's really happening in oakland. i want to be able to charge and prosecute these cases. >> reporter: until things change on the prosecution side, rescuers like martina say outreach and education can make a difference. showing people that dogfighting is not a sport. it's abuse. aun animals once forced to fight to the death, can be man's best friend. >> they trust people, which is amazing to me. >> webb says the oakland police department and the d.a. are working on a dogfighting case right now. and hope to bring charges soon. they are forming more strategies to address the problem. can you feel it? giants fever, in full boar.
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a sea of orange on the field tonight. one of the major players of the team, pat burrell. >> he may have been hitless tonight, but pat burrell is a big reason the giants are still playing right now. he may be dominating in his career. but it all began right here in the bay area, at bellerman college prep. not much as changed at the home of the bells since pat last played there. there is the one big exception. that would be the left field wall. the fence has been raised. and it's all because of him. burl was 6'4", and weighed 220 pounds. he used to send the track kids running when he launched ball after ball in the park. his manager knew he had a special player on his hands there. >> really opened up a lot of
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doors for me. >> just unbelievable to go to watch the giants play and watch pot play. to see him excel. and to have the time in his life and his baseball career. >> all right. cunningham says that burl is one of the best players he's coached. definitely in the top five. he never had any doubts that pat would have the success he has right now. he hopes that the success continues a little longer through this month. >> we're hoping so, as well. seems like jeff has had success in making new friends this evening. he joins us from outside at&t park himself. hey, jeff. >> i had no ladies. i had no problems making friends tonight. how do you feel about the giants win?
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yes. everyone is having a great time out here. there's our howler back there. you, too, ladies got this party started. you guys having a fun time at the game tonight? >> yeah. >> thanks for coming out. we have a chapper bake out here. this secured my spot in the parking lot. and back over here real quickly. it is fleet week. who do we have right here? >> bruce miller. united states marines. >> thanks for coming out, guys. we really appreciate it. thanks a lot. let's go, giants. go to our weather maps right now. it's a good time out here. thanks for that towel wave, sir. that was good. as we head into the giants game -- you guys got quiet.
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what's wrong? lose your energy? temperatures in the 60s. i knew they weakened down. by afternoon, the temperatures in if low 40s to 70s. as we head into 4:00 p.m., it's going to get warmer with upper 70s to near 80 degrees. all right. let's go ahead and move on into our morning forecast. and right into the seven-day. what you'll notice is temperatures are warming up, headed into the weekend, with low to mid 80s across most of the bay area. all right. back out live. it's crazy on the streets here in san francisco. 40,000 fans flooded into the street, along with all of the people who didn't have tickets. it's been nation meeting you, ladies. >> jeff, always making friends. >> thank you, jeff. ana iconic bay area retaile
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has a new look tonight. i was driving in northern california. my son was asleep. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel. it got my attention, telling me that i wasn't paying attention. i had no idea the guy in front of me had stopped short. but my car did.
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so who called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip off?" jerry brown. who raised the gas tax as governor, and pushed for higher sales taxes? jerry brown. who tried five times to raise property taxes in oakland? jerry brown. who supported higher statewide income taxes? jerry brown. and who says, if elected, he'll ask voters for even more new taxes? jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet. san francisco's xen the gap is making changes that is making people unhappy. the traditional logo is gone. in its place, are black letters and a blue square. the company posted them online and got them. most users disappointed.
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they liked the logo the way it was. the company spokesperson says it's about modernizing the flagship brand. one down, two to go, right? >> i hate the be debbie downer. we'll explain next. after twenty-eight long years of washington partisanship this is barbara boxer's california. trillions in reckless, wasteful spending. destroying small business. killing jobs. crushing hopes. we can change this, but only if we change the people we send to washington. california cannot afford boxer for six more long years. i'm carly fiorina and i approved this message.
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and that run, in large part, to the umpire's error. but the giants come out of here tonight with an impressive 1-0 victory. we'll show you how it shook down here at the ballpark. close to 44,000 fans. the second-biggest crowd here in the history of at&t park. the biggest crowd was 2007, for the all-star game. let's start with tim lincecum. his first playoff appearance, in his professional, major league career. a no-hitter. you don't see this too often. 14 strikeouts. that's a franchise record. here comes the controversy, though. bottom of the fourth inning. buster posey, apparently, looked like he was out. the umpire said he was safe. wouldn't you know, a couple of batters later, cody ross, misplaced the ball underneath his glove. posey comes to score. and the lone run of the game.
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getting back to lincecum, amazing. 26 years old, and the guy was on fire. a big reason why he's the two-time defending cy young winner. giants beat the braves tonight, 1-0. let's bring in laura banke. she is working the clubhouse and dugout duty. >> bruce bochy called it one of the best pitching performances he's ever seen. and he said there's no doubt in his mind that tim lincecum was coming out to finish the ninth tonight. a two-hit shutout. if there were any doubts whether or not timmy is back, they were laid to rest tonight. >> i was hoping to be in a situation to give my team a chance to win. working off of that, everything else has kind of been the cherry on the top. so, take it as it comes. >> that was fun. fans were behind us the whole
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game. there's a lot of electricity out there. and you throw a complete game shutout, with 14 throughouts, it's going to get pretty loud. >> what a great job that kid did. he had all of his pitches working. >> pretty amazing, what we saw tonight. you heard lincecum, bochy and buster posey. for tomorrow night, matt cain, the giants starting pitcher. they have won seven of the last eight games when matt cain is pitching. game time tomorrow night, 6:30, 7:00 p.m. and the giants will be wearing their orange jerseys like they like to do on friday nights. the giants pay well with their orange jerseys. there's other playoff series happening. how about the twins and the yankees. in minneapolis. top of the seventh inning, the yankees do it again. lance berkman with an rbi single. the yankees beat the twins.
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they take a 2-0, series lead. in the other series, the texas rangers surprising the rays right now. .ra meet the real meg whitman: serving on the board of goldman sachs, whitman was caught reaping millions from insider stock deals. after ebay shareholders sued and a judge cited the obvious conflict of interest she was forced to pay the money back. what kind of person would be involved in deals a fellow republican congressman called corrupt? and in her last year at ebay, whitman paid herself $120 million right before the company laid off 10% of it's workers. we're choosing a governor, shouldn't character matter?
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tim lincecum, a little history tonight. 14 strikeouts. you don't know baseball that well, that is remarkable. we watched an incredible game. back here live at at&t park. the pitcher's mound, put to rest for tonight. that's where the magic happened for tim lincecum. and even for derek lowe, the braves' pitcher. tomorrow night, matt cain takes the hill for the giants. we'll wrap things up. lisa, jessica, don't get ahead of yourselves here. if you know your giants history, things get bumpy. but tonight, the giants with a very nice effort, as they beat the braves in game one of the series. we'll see you back here tomorrow night, right? >> that's right. no torture tonight. >> we're not going to be debbie downers like you. >> i'll get my panama hat. wake up tomorrow morning for more giants fever on "today in the bay." you'll meet the giants insider with the huge bobble-head
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collection. at nbcbayarea.com, get exclusive stories. >> one night to grow a beard. i think we can do it. thanks for choosing us. also, we're going to leave you with a live look at at&t park. give us good mojo. [ whitman ] they say california can't be governed anymore. i say baloney. this state belongs to all of us. we just have to decide we want to change. i know government isn't a business and it shouldn't be, but the same values of accountability and focus that make california businesses among the best in the world could do a lot to fix sacramento. i'm on a mission to create more jobs, stop wasteful spending, and improve our schools. let's get to work. ♪ fr"o

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