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Lack of clutch hits crippling Giants

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Make that 3-for-40 with runners in scoring position.

Those are the updated numbers of Giants when hitting with teammates at second and/or third, and it's not pretty.

The latest clunker of an offensive effort came Sunday in a 5-2 loss to the Nationals, giving the Giants seven losses in 10 games. They went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, the only hit being Nate Schierholtz's bloop double that scored both the Giants' runs.

Perhaps the worst at-bat of the day? Miguel Tejada's. On a 3-0 count, he was hacking. He bounced into a double play to end the third inning. Mike Fontenot was on deck, the same Mike Fontenot who roped a double in his previous at-bat.

Offensively, the Giants aren't the same with Andres Torres at the top of the lineup and Pablo Sandoval in the middle. Both are on the DL, Torres for a few more days, at least, and Sandoval for 4-6 weeks. Mark DeRosa is shelved as well, so the Giants are far from full strength.

The defending champs, who finished April 13-13, are 0-1 in May. They play one more game in Washington before heading to New York to complete the 10-game Eastern trip.

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