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11:00. a night of dramatic baseball at at&t park. the san francisco giants battled the san diego padres in an effort to clinch the national league west title. it would be the first time since 2003 that the ball team would receive that honor. tonight we look at the nail biter of a game going live to at&t park with team coverage including our sports director gary radnich. the giants lost the final score 6-4. you could feel the excitement in the air all around the bay area. giants fans ramped up waiting to see if the team would clinch the nl west championship. kron 4's reggie kumar joins us live. >> reporter: thousands of fans are still making their way out of at&t park. look at the streets filled with fans, most of them dressed in their giants colors, all of them disappointed but hopeful
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they can clinch the nl west title. >> i'm not worried because padres cannot beat us the next two. there's no way. not even if we had to go to monday can padres do it. they're going down. giants are winning the nl west, no. 1 giants. >> well, they'll win tomorrow or sunday. they only have to win one more game. >> we got two more chances. i've got nothing but the utmost faith. we've got two more tomorrow. >> big win tomorrow, awesome. >> reporter: all of the fans are screaming and yelling when the giants scored four runs, but then at the end the giants ended up losing the game. now tomorrow's game starts at 1:05 here at at&t park. all these fans are still extremely excited. they say the giants are going to win this tournament. live in san francisco reggie
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kumar, kron 4 news. >> sports director gary radnich will be along later with his take on tonight's game and we have extended giants coverage including interviews from our special broadcast earlier this evening from at&t park. that's all on our website a little chilly out there at the giants game tonight as we head into tomorrow, an afternoon game, the weather a lot nicer. we'll start the day with dense fog close to the coastline. so the game could start with a bit of fog but sunshine by afternoon. temperatures nice and mild, bay areawide. low 80s for our inland spots, low 70s along the bay shores. moving into sunday a big change will roll through. we'll see a storm pass us to the north. so it will bring a blast of cold air, temperatures dropping quite a bit nearly 10 degrees into sunday and the winds are also going to pick up. the cooler weather will continue into next week. we'll talk about it in a bit. an oakland mother is in jail tonight after paramedics found her 2-year-old daughter
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unconscious and apparently beaten. kron 4's jonathan bloom talked to neighbors who say they watched the incident unfold. >> reporter: a 2-year-old girl is in the hospital, her mother in jail and this apartment complex in oakland's sweet vail neighborhood is very shaken up. >> we just heard some lady yelling and so we got out of the car and looked and there's this lady out the window saying in spanish help me, help me and praying to god like call god, call god. >> reporter: neighbor luis soto said he later learned the woman screaming out of the upstairs window was upset because her 2- year-old daughter was unconscious and bleeding from her face. she then ran downstairs to the neighbors and told 13-year-old josue rivas what happened. >> she said she stepped on her head. >> reporter: what did you think when you heard that? >> i was like had me scared. >> my friend saw her like
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coming out with the little girl and she was unconscious. she was coming out like she wasn't moving or nothing. >> reporter: she told neighbors and police it was an accident. officers say the little girl looked like she had been beaten and placed her mother under arrest. >> she said i want my baby back, please. >> reporter: neighbors say the woman has five kids and though she sometimes yells at them this is the first time they've seen her do anything unusual in the five years she's lived here. police say the little girl is expected to live and child protective services will have to find a place for her to stay while her mother goes before a judge on charges of child abuse. phillip and nancy garrido who are accused of raping and kidnapping jaycee dugard almost 20 years ago were indicted by a grand jury today. they each face 18 charges including kidnapping, rape and lewd acts on a child. today's indictment also accused the couple of producing child pornography with victim jaycee dugard. nancy garrido's lawyer entered a not guilty plea.
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criminal proceedings against her husband had been suspended so his mental competency can be evaluated. new details about california's budget battle. tonight governor schwarzenegger announced he and the legislative leadership have reached a deal. that's after five hours of talks tonight. the deal reportedly breaks the record long budget impasse and attempts to close the state's $19 billion deficit. no specifics have been released. lawmakers in the state assembly and senate say they still need to see those details before the budget can be put to a vote. nummi made some repairs to its new clipper car gate system, that after kron 4 uncovered a flaw that allowed people to avoid paying a fare just by waving their hand. kron 4's kate thompson shows us the improvements made so far. >> reporter: at civic center station the fix was in and working. waving my hand in front of the sensor the gates would not open. two weeks ago kron 4 broke the
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story that the two 30 million cigars clipper gates would let you get -- $30 million clipper gates would let you get through with a wave of your hand. this is the first bank of gates that no longer open by waving your hand in front of the sensor. while the gates at civic center near the u.n. plaza are fixed, friday evening gates at eighth and market still opened with the wave of a hand. the hope is to have the fix installed on all the gates in the underground nummi system on monday morning. the software must be manually installed on each gate. a big day for drivers on the peninsula. work crews bore through the final stretch of the devil's slide project along highway 1 south of pacifica. a look at the fanfare and work ahead coming up on kron 4 news.
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explosion in san bruno. kron 4's christine connolly shows us new video of the exploded pipe taken in the government laboratory. >> reporter: in this video for the first time you can see the exploded pipe up close. this is the 27-foot section that flew into the air. look at the size of the pipe where these arrows are pointing. it looks like it unpeeled like a banana. this is the same section from a different angle. you don't see major signs of corrosion. you can see some dark spots, but experts say that could just be oil film. the ntsb will do a metal analysis of this section and the two other sections of pipe it was connected two. they're looking for signs of corrosion or metal fatigue among other things. tom bowman who is an explosions expert at stanford university took a look at some of these images and says the failure may have started along a weld. >> this is supposition. looking at the straightness of the point where the pipe separated, it certainly points to a weakness in the pipe that could very well be a weld line. you can't tell from the
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photographs. very straight rather than jagged and irregular. >> reporter: the ntsb is doing metal analysis of the pipe and the investigation could take 12 to tonight months. i'm christine connolly, kron 4 news. a nice day out there tomorrow, but cooler weather as we head into next week. i'll have details coming up in your extended forecast in a few minutes.
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>> the timing is really unfortunate for whitman given it's coming right before this debate. >> reporter: saturday whitman and her opponent jerry brown will face off in the first e spanish language debate -- ever spanish language debate which will be broadcast throughout california. >> spanish speakers, for some of that population they may look at this and see the sort of cartoon imagery of the wealthy anglo woman who employed a spanish speaking mexican immigrant from mexico without documentation and to see this big power imbalance and make a decision based on that. >> reporter: a politics professor patrick murphy says allegations won't change the minds of voters who already made up their minds, but it could have a significant impact on the undecided. >> it looks like someone who in a sense is saying one thing and doing another on one hand as well as the allegation is that this woman who while working in whitman's home wasn't treated very well and certainly wasn't treated well when she came forward. for some folks they may look at
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it like that's not the kind of person i want for governor. >> reporter: analysts say it may be better for whitman to bring these up in the debate early on. nicky diaz has been coming under fire. some believe she's been paid to make the allegations. others think she's out to sink whitman's campaign. we sent out our reporter for the story. >> reporter: nicky diaz is planning to file a claim for unpaid back waynes. at her front door there's a -- wages. at her front door there's a sign that says no comment. the people who know her aren't talking and are defending her character. they say she's a trustworthy person and a very hard working mother. she apparently was very active
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as a parent, attended many events here and helped out the teachers. a lot of teachers and parents know her well. so they were really surprised when they saw her on tv making accusations against meg whitman. one parent tells me diaz is very honest, not the type to seek publicity. so that parent tells me she believes diaz and she does not think diaz was paid to make those accusations. we're already seeing dense fog close to the coastlines, going to continue to spill into our bayshore overnight. so by tomorrow morning it will sit along the coast in the bayshores and we'll see patches of dense fog. that's going to push back to the coast at noon and hug the coastline up and down through the bay area. by 3:00 in the afternoon, though, sunny and mild conditions expected, temperatures very similar to what we saw out there today. let's get a look at fog tracker for tomorrow morning. the fog up and down the coastline also spilling into our bayshores, north bay by 6:00 in the morning. i think it's going to be a bit
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more expensive in east bayshore and the peninsula than what fog tracker is picking up. not a lot of movement into the 9:00 hour, but the fog will make its way back to the coastline by noon hovering a bit over san francisco. it's possible we could see sting linkerring clouds when the giants game -- still see lingering clouds when the giants game starts. game starts at 1:00 tomorrow. giants could clinch the division against the padres, game time temperatures 60 degrees, about 63 when the game wraps up. it's going to be breezy but not as breezy as today and mostly sunny skies. let's look at the rest of our bay area temperatures. it's going to be again about the same as what we saw out there today. low 80s for our inland spots, 70s and 80 degrees in santa rosa for our north bay locations, 83 lois gatos, 63 san francisco and 60 -- los gatos, 63 san francisco and 61 in half moon bay. tomorrow the better of the two weekend days to get outside and enjoy those outdoor activities. into sunday a blast of cold air
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drops or temperatures, cooler weather prevails into monday as well. temperatures up and down through the extended, cooler sunday, monday, warmer tuesday, cooler again, kind of like a roller coaster. caltrans celebrated a new milestone today by punching through the north side of the new devil's slide tunnel. kron 4 jeff bush shows you the action. >> reporter: it was a sight to see. the portal at north side of the tunnel was breached by the massive rotating earth cutting machine called a road header. you can see how powerful the road header is. the rotating drums have special hardened steel bits that make short work of the rocks that stood between it and an enthusiastic crowd of caltrans workers and other san mateo residents. the ground shook as the heavy equipment was methodically operated by the workers inside the tunnel that has been under construction more han three years. it has taken this long to -- than three years. it has taken this long to bore through more than 4,000 feet of
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the rock and earth that makes up san pedro mountain. construction crews are on a 24- 7 365 day a year schedule and their hard work was shown off when the road header completed the conduit that will give relief to drives that depend on the route from -- drivers that depend on the route from half moon bay and back. when it's all done it will provide a safe route for people who for years drove apprehensively on the old road that was unreliable and unsafe. in sports the ninth ranked stanford cardinals get ready for their showdown against the fourth ranked oregon ducks and not many would have believed it back in april, but the giants push on to try and clinch their first national league west title in seven years. gary is up next with all the sports.
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as governor, he balanced budgets without raising taxes. and california created 1.9 million jobs. as attorney general, jerry brown took on wall street banks, mortgage scammers and public officials stealing from
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taxpayers. at this stage in his life, jerry brown has the independence to make the tough decisions california needs. as governor i'll cap government salaries and pensions. on the budget, we have to face reality. we have to make due with what we have. and no taxes without voter approval. jerry brown, knowledge and know-how that works for you.
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>> reporter: good evening, everybody, from at&t park, fans
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walking out rather disappointed but that's the advantage of a three game lead with two to play. to the highlights for those of you who just rolled in. andrew torres won the player with the biggest heart award. adrian gonzalez had a spotty game in the field, but this three-run blast started a matt cain evening which saw him give up three home runs. the giants, though, come back with aaron rowand bottom 6th left for dead not playing of late, a two-run homer of clayton richard and the momentum is all giants from 6-0 back to 6-3. then four batters later the before mentioned torres hits a little dribbler. not many guys will beat that out of the giants, but torres does. it's 6-4 and the fans really at
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this juncture you could sense hey, maybe the giants are going to come all the way back, but then in the 9th aubrey huff, a drive to right with freddy sanchez who had walked the board. freddy sanchez just blew it. bad day. he obviously thought it was going to hit the wall. it was caught. he doubled at first and that's your game. the san diego padres 6, the giants 4. if you not to play around with history, the dodgers back in 1996 led the padres going way back here by three games with three to play. padres swept them, won the national league west. so again tomorrow is a key game and they'll go with barry zito. they moved zito back to get matt cain it. didn't work out, but once again the giants need only win tomorrow or win on sunday and they are champions. if it happens that way, heck, it would go to a playoff on monday, a one-game playoff, but again the giants tomorrow you lose, then you start to twitch.
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tonight all right, got beaten, but on this night a better san diego team. the a's are still playing. here we go in seattle. if they win out the rest of the year, tonight, tomorrow and sunday they'd have a .500 year. garrett barton a grand slam of somebody named luke trench. it was 7-0 a's in the 2nd inning and trevor cahill on his way to his 18th win. the a's win 9-0. one more time they're playing for at least a .500 season or that's all they can play for. so they win tomorrow and maybe again sunday and that's it. so the giants are the headliner. the a's grunting but still in there. tomorrow you like your college football? sharks play tomorrow on national tv at 1:00 and 5:00 stanford versus oregon, one of the biggest games for stanford outside the cal game and the usc contest they've had in years. oregon is no. 4. stanford is no. 9 and this is going to be one
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of those deals where young luck, if he's going to have a chance for the heisman, he has to play well. jim harbaugh, you're a seven- point underdog. >> oregon does a tremendous dog ball hogging, stripping, sack. ifs, interceptions. this team is built for speed. >> the it's going to be tough. it's going to be fun. this is definitely the game. i guess you'll see why we play college football for games like these and tough atmospheres like it's going to be. we're very excited. >> reporter: kind of funny if you're a golf fan. the ryder cup starts in about five minutes. we turned it down. we'll have a hypnotist probably on with an infomercial, but nonetheless the european team reigning in wales and the weather has been the big story, but apparently they're able to now get some of this in. tiger woods the approach shot set up a birdie.
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tiger and somebody named stricker all square with ian poulter and ross fisher after 10 holes and then i'm laughing in a parking lot talking about ian poulter, third hole poulter, that's it.
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