The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 16, 2011 at Chase Field. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)
San Francisco Giants 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
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E –Zito (1). DP –San Francisco 1. Posey-F. Sanchez, Arizona 5. Drew-Roberts-Nady, Roberts-Drew-Nady, Roberts-Drew-Nady, Drew-Roberts-Nady, Drew-Roberts-Nady. 2B –San Francisco Rowand (3,off Saunders); F. Sanchez (4,off Saunders), Arizona Young (4,off Zito); Montero (6,off Zito); Mora (1,off Mota). HR –San Francisco Posey (2,1st inning off Saunders 1 on 2 out). Team LOB –5. Team –2. CS –Ford (1,2nd base by Saunders/Montero); Roberts (1,2nd base by Mota/Posey). U-HP –Angel Campos, 1B –CB Bucknor, 2B –Dan Iassogna, 3B –Dale Scott. T –2:45. A –25,590.
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Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. It is abbreviated history. It is two or three hours (the box score even gives that item to the minute) of complex activity, virtually inscribed on the head of a pin, yet no knowing reader suffers from eyestrain."