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The Giants managed only 78 runs in August, their lowest monthly total since scoring 77 in April 2009, and their 11-18 record marked the club’s fewest wins in a month since getting 10 victories in April 2009.

San Francisco plays at Arizona during the season’s final week _ but those games might not matter.

“I see it as the glass (half-full),” Mark DeRosa said. “Six games is not insurmountable. We’ve played as poorly as we can play the last month. We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us, but we’ve been in this position before. We’re going to fight.”


AP Sports Writers Bob Baum and John Marshall in Phoenix contributed to this story.