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ailing) freshly baked bread. captioning sponsored by 20th century fox television and toyota. it is the big holiday finale. san francisco celebrates the 4th of july with a spectacular fireworks show, featuring 6,000 explosions. good evening, i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. in just the past 30 minutes, folks all over the bay area have been treated to a real symphony of holiday fireworks. and not all of it was the professional variety. we saw illegal fireworks set
off all across oakland. in the streets, in fields, and in traffic. in oakland, extra police and fire crews are on patrol. as you can clearly see here, it hasn't exactly been a complete success. firefighters do have two pumper trucks out on the street to get a jump on any fires that might start this evening. now to the professional shows. ktvu's heather holmes in contra costa county. we start in san francisco, with amber lee, and the big show there that just wrapped up. >> reporter: frank, we're at aquatic park to bring you front row seats to tonight's show, it ends just moments ago. people are lining up to leave now after viewing a spectacular show. it lasted a little more than 20 minutes. the fog and wind proved to be no obstacle came from around
the bay area and across the country to see the fireworks show that san frciscputs on every independence day. >> it's really beautiful. it feels like it's 3d. like the fireworks are just coming at me. >> reporter: this family from pennsylvania told us, its their first time visiting san francisco, and this 4th of july is special. mom and dad are from jordan, and this is their first independence day as american citizens. >> just the respect that everybody gets. the respect of religion, the respect of origin. just the heritage. >> reporter: the couple told always us they want their children to know why they're celebrating today. >> they know what independence means, like the 4th of july. yeah, it means a lot to be free. >> reporter: the san francisco
based group zoo station entertained folks who arrived early. >> we decided to do san francisco this year. >> reporter: the fireworks show producer told us 6,000 explosives were used to dazzle the audience. they came away impressed by what they saw. reporting live in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> here's another look now at those fireworks. news chopper 2 is in the area and got a great overhead view of tonight's show. you can see that the fog held off just long enough for the folks to see the show. started around 9:30 and lasted 23 minutes. we've posted a lot more of these pictures on ktvu.com. in recent years, budget cuts forced several bay area cities to cancel their 4th of july celebrations. in antioch, the area fireworks are back. heather holmes is there live to explain how the city put on the
show without spending a dime. >> reporter: julie, tonight's impressive pyrotechnics were 100% privately funded. residents and businesses here not about to let another year go by without a communitywide celebration. for the first time since 2009, brilliant bursts of red, white, and blue soared above the antioch waterfront. people lined a shore line to welcome back an independence day tradition. >> it was a city funded day. there's just no money. so we went two years without. >> reporter: that was two years too long for jim lantern. he was determined to bring the festivities back. >> we started 9 months ago, and said how are we going to do it? what's it going to cost? >> and they made it happen. >> raised $80,000, and here we
are. >> reporter: the mayor was beaming as he went down the parade route. happy the tradition has been revived. so were the young participants, including parker and his patriotic pooch, buddy. while marching in the parade was fun, the cub scout could hardly wait for what was next. >> now we're going to stay for the fireworks. >> to see this city, which had its challenges. get this many people out here, having a good time. kids running around, it's great. >> reporter: now they not only raised enough money for the fireworks show and the parade, they raised enough for the permits and the overtime. they are already raising funds for next year. redwood city is also enjoying a revival of its fireworks show thanks to businesses, community groups and individuals. people enjoyed a full day of
festivities. redwood city had canceled its fireworks shows for the past two years because of budget problems. >> it's awesome, it's nice out here. >> reporter: tonight's show was paid for through contributions. the city will cover some $40,000 in police and staff overtime. here is another look at some of the illegal fireworks being set off around the bay area at this hour. coming up in six minutes, we will take you along as one bay area city uses a familiar crime fighting tool to crackdown on all the illegal fireworks. the stars were out tonight in the nation's capitol for its independence day celebration. ♪ [ music ] the 4th of july tradition plays out on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol building and includes the national symphony orchestra. after the music, a spectacular fireworks display helps
celebrate the nation's 236th birthday. drivers who have been celebrating the fourth with too much alcohol can pocket their keys and get a free tow home. just call 1-800-222-4357. or 800-aaa-help. and tell the operate you need a tipsy tow. it's good for a five mile tow home and you don't have to be a aaa member. tonight is the second night of the chp's maximum dui crackdown. officers said they made 220 arrests last night. that's down from 443 on the first night last year. in the bay area, the trend is the same. 40 bay area arrests down from 74 last year. the chp says because the holiday fell on a wednesday fewer people might be drinking.
on ktvu.com, you will find continuing coverage of today's 4th of july festivities. including more video from parades and celebrations around the region. a body was found this afternoon floating in the russian river. we're told the body was discovered around 4:15 this afternoon near waller bridge in forestville, sheriff investigators say it appears the body had been in the river for some time. at this point, they're not calling this a suspicious death. it appears to be either medical or accidental. a two-alarm fire in the south bay gutted a home while the family who lived there was out celebrating the holiday. it happened about 12:50 this afternoon on north 12th street, near east mission street. a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the home, knocked on the door, and when they got no answer, they called 911. >> extensive damage to this house. luckily no homeowners were at home at the time. the family was enjoying their 4th of july holiday when they got that phone call that you
never want to get. that your house is on fire. >> family pet was in the house, but the firefighters were able to rescue it. no word yet on how the fire started. the highway patrol is investigating a fatal crash in san jose this afternoon. a man hit a pickup truck on the center divide shortly before 2:00 today. the chp said he was weaving in and out of lanes and appeared to be out of control. in oakland, a driver suffered life-threatening head injuries today, when he crashed a stolen car into a fire hydrant. police say they tried to pull the saturn over, but the driver took off, and about two miles away hit a bump and went airborne. it happened about 7:15 this morning at 41st avenue in san leandro street. a passenger suffered minor injuries. police in vallejo shot and killed an armed man today who was suspected of domestic violence. this is the sixth officer involved shooting in that city
in just the past two months. kent pritchett tells us what happened, and why officers say they had to us deadly force. >> reporter: police say marshall tobin refused to surrender and was shot by officers this morning. >> i heard multiple, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. i thought it was firecrackers. >> reporter: police say it started at this apartment building next to the safe way. another 911 call that tobin had driven to the safe way parking lot. >> as the officers attempted to get the suggest to raise his hands, he repeatedly failed to comply with their orders. >> reporter: officers tried to tase him, but it was infective, and tobin went for a gun in his waist band. >> the officers fearing for their safety discharged their firearms. >> reporter: two officers fired, and are now on
administrative leave. that makes at least four vallejo officers on leave, which is taxing for an understaffed department. >> all of our shifts are working at minimum, it's summertime, it's vacation time. >> reporter: i spoke it to a family member of the man who was shot. they believe this initial call was not about a fight between family members but rather an argument. it was the sixth officer involved shooting in vallejo. all of them happening since the start of may. ken pritchett, ktvu, channel 2 news. a body is found in san francisco bay. what we're learning about the body and the mystery still remaining. >> we've been watching the fog all evening, and now it is on the move. coming up, where the fog will be first thing tomorrow morning, and the temperature change you can expect for your thursday. >> fireworks overwhelm palo alto tonight. what police officers are doing on the ground to keep fireworks out of the sky. >> and news chopper 5 is
professionals, but clearly more dangerous. there's just no way law enforcement can stop all of those illegal fireworks on the 4th of july, but they can make a dent. live in east palo alto, where he's been seeing how officers there are cracking down. >> we've been seeing the fireworks go off all night. an extra 12 officers are on patrol here. they've already confiscated a lot of illegal fireworks. even if you can't see the fireworks at east palo alto, you can hear them. on the 4th of july, the city can resemble an amusement park. >> the big boom ones. >> reporter: they get about 30 calls on a night. last night, they got 150 calls. 90% of those for fireworks. tonight is expected to be even worse. >> probably from about 9 to 1 is when it will be you know, out of control. >> reporter: officers
confiscate fireworks all night long. they caught jose in the village neighborhood. >> you plan on lighting those tonight? >> i was planning to, until he took them away. >> reporter: about seven mimes away, the san mateo county office of public communications is dispatching for east palo alto police. shot spotter tracks gunfire in east pailo alloto -- palo alto, and pick up gunshots as well. tonight, a filter is on shots spotter, or else fireworks would overwhelm the system and officers in the field. >> just because it's the 4th of july, it could be the 10th of july, and we still get a lot of gunfire calls. >> reporter: there's a look at some video we just shot in the past hour. the confiscated fireworks are expected to be worth in the 10s of thousands of dollars. they will eventually be taken to the fire department to be destroyed. matt keller, ktvu, channel 2 news. misbehaving in parts of
santa cruz could be costly this 4th of july. fines for certain officials are being tripled from july 2 to july 6 in areas along the beach. according to the santa cruz sentinel, people cited for having an open container of alcohol will face a $420 fine. littering will get you a $288 ticket. the fine for destroying shrubbery in santa cruz? it will be tripled to $1,056. coming up tonight at 10:30, do it yourself fireworks. one city's approach to the 4th of july and what we found tonight. oakland police say they arrested six people this evening suspected of damaging a police car. they're also accused of scrawling antipolice graffiti on the walls of police headquarters. the arrests were made near 8:00 tonight near the main police station on washington street. the tires were punctured you see there, and there was graffiti sprayed on the car.
the san francisco medical examiner identified a body found in the bay as a correctional officer from the davis area. he's been missing since last week, when he presumably fell into the bay after a giants/dodgers game at at&t park. >> reporter: it's an internationally known walkway along san francisco bay with spectacular views that tourists and locals enjoy every day. at 8:00 this morning, the view was grim. a jogger spotted a body floating in the water. fire crews pulled it up using a backboard, some rope, and a ladder. >> right when i heard it, i told his cousin who was staying with me, that they had found, they had found the body. >> reporter: anthony or nellas is friends with the missing man, victor murillo. >> they told us he was wearing
blue jeans, a blue jacket, and even the white t-shirt. >> reporter: he went to a giants/dodgers game last week, then disappeared from the end of pier 32 where he and a friend had parked. it's presumed he fell into the water. >> there's lots of people there upset that this may be him. and he may be gone. but a lot of people were happy that there might be some closure here. >> reporter: they plan to talk the body back to southern california as soon as possible. the cause of death has yet to be determined. children were found safe after they were found with a resident. police were concerned about the children because they're connected to the case of a 3- year-old boy who was brought to the hospital on monday after he nearly drowned.
that boy remains in critical condition tonight. police say his body show signs of long term abuse. the boy's mother, stepfather, and babysitter have all been arrested. a 16-year-old girl is still missing tonight. anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call oakland police. our exclusive field poll shows one of three tax proposals on the ballot is a clear front runner. it would temporarily increase taxes on high earners. the competing munger proposal is evenly split. 46% to 46%. it would permanently increase personal income taxes on a sliding scale. like the governor's plan, money would go toward education, and
some would pay off the state debt. the third proposal is less well known. our poll shows voters are also evenly split. it's a business tax and would calculate taxes on the percentage of sales in california. the revenue would go toward promoting clean energy. well we all feel the pressure in the weather department with the fireworks and the fog. the fog right now is increasing. already coast side, some patches already heading into the bay. that trend will continue for the overnight hours. in fact, here's our forecast model showing you the latest of the fog as it does push back into the bay. here's a pattern we can expect first thing tomorrow morning at 7:00. the clouds coast side around the bay. even a few patches well inland. as far as overnight lows starting out your thursday morning. most areas in the low to mid- 50s. kind of cool out there. san jose, 55 degrees. san francisco 52. i am tracking a changing weather pattern by the weekend
coming up when 90s return to parts of the bay area. in marin county, a pump failure caused 1,000 gallons of sewage to spill with 200 gallons going right into green bray creek. the spill happened yesterday afternoon at a ross valley pumping station. the sanitation district says it retrieved about 800 gallons of the spill, but the remaining 200 gallons went into the creek. earlier this year, the district agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a complaint that it had 36 sewage overflows in a three year period from 2008 until april of 2011. honored for their service. the unique white house ceremony today for military service members. >> this one they found in 2009. and this one in 2010. missing since world war ii. the closure one bay area family will finally get next week. >> and news chopper 2 is over the scene of developing news right now in oakland. what we've learned about a
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we have developing news out of oakland at this hour. initial reports that a pedestrian was struck in a hit and run accident at 9:00 tonight at 82nd and international boulevard. police are looking for a car with a broken windshield. there is a yellow tarp on the street, but it has not been confirmed yesterday if that pedestrian was killed. police remain on the scene at this hour. if we get any more information, we will let you know. a bay area family finally learned the fate of a u.s. marine who vanished in 1944 during world war ii. it's a remarkable story that has taken decades to unfold. >> this is my uncle jim, i
think 17 or 18 before he entered the service. >> reporter: he was in the south pacific on a night training mission when his b25 crashed. at sea, it was assumed. no wreckage found, and all seven aboard declared dead. >> it was a year and a half later, a plantation owner found two revolvers and a partially burned log book. >> reporter: they find the wreckage on the same island where the squadron was based. under the vines, pieces of plane. pieces of family history. >> this one they found in 2009, and this one in 2010. >> reporter: james's dog tags were recovered as military teams returned to excavate, laying a plaque listing the men's names next to the plane's propeller and working to recover the remains of each. remains too small to be
identified will be buried together at the national cemetery, but the sisnies will have their uncle jim back next week. he will be laid to rest at the golden gate some 70 years after he left home. >> it's a good feeling to know we can go visit him now at the cemetery. >> reporter: sergeant james seesly is one of the few. in sunnyvale, ktvu news. at the white house president obama hosted a special group of military service members as they became u.s. citizens. the 25 active duty members included active personnel. they come from more than a dozen countries. >> today, you raise your hand and have taken an oath of citizenship. and i could not be prouder to be among the first to greet you
as my fellow americans. >> president obama said immigration makes america stronger. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney spent time campaigning today while vacationing in new hampshire. romney and his wife ann led parade through the town of wolfboro. he also refined his position on the supreme court's decision upholding the health care law. >> they concluded it was a tax. that's what it is. and the american people know president obama has broken the pledge he made. he said he wouldn't raise taxes on middle income americans. >> reporter: if elected romney says one of the first things he will try to do is repeal the healthcare law. there are still some places in the bay area where you can do your own fireworks show.
the biggest fireworks show in the nation took place tonight in new york city. they were choreographed to patriotic music chosen by voters online. this is the 36th year that macy's has sponsored new york's fireworks show. in the bay area, one city is allowing people to set off their own fireworks, but even that comes with restrictions.
ken wayne is live in petaluma where a ban on fireworks is set for just this one day. >> reporter: over my corner there. there's something going on. this is the kind of activity that's banned in most parts of the bay area. as you mentioned here in petaluma, you can have your own personal fireworks celebration. they may not be as spectacular as the big city fireworks shows, but it's more hands on and the family can be involved. >> it's just so much fun. everyone gets together, you know, and everyone is just so friendly around here. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: petaluma allows residents to allow safe fireworks in designated city parks and even in front of their homes. it's a tradition that's been going on for years. >> the nonprofits make a lot of money off the sales of fireworks, so the city council has allowed them to do that. but with some regulation. >> reporter: there was brisk business at this fireworks stand before sun down, with the
thousands of dollars in sales going to benefit youth baseball players. >> this helps to keep those costs down for everybody. >> reporter: don't think it's the wild, wild west. police and firefighters are on patrol looking for illegal fireworks. >> the kind that go up in the air and explode. those are illegal fireworks. there are thousand dollar fines if you get caught using illegal fireworks. >> your going to issue citations for those. >> >> reporter: no structures were threatened. i can tell you we've been hearing very loud explosions mere at mcnear park in petaluma, and have seen aerial fireworks as well. both of those clearly illegal. we've also seen police and
firefighters out looking for people behind those illegal fireworks. a new associated press survey of economists finds a majority of them think the unemployment rate will remain above normal for quite some time to come. they think it will be 2016 at the earliest before it returns to 8%. economists consider a normal level to be between 5 and 6%. traditional holiday parades can be a boost for business. according to visa, this year, people who intend to spend money on the 4th expect to spend $190, which is down 12% from last year. >> people are holding their money tighter. they're squeezing their money for necessities of life, and less for the fun things. >> reporter: contributing to the drop, the poll found one in
five people actually don't even intend to celebrate the holiday at all. thousands of people passed downtown danville today for its early 4th of july parade. >> spectators young and old waving american flags and cheering. an estimated 50,000 people attended the annual celebration. and in san jose, an elvis impersonator provided some of the independence day entertainment. the red, white, and blue parade. a festival followed the parade. it included a picnic on the alameda, as well as an antique and classic car show. a coalition of medical groups has filed a lawsuit against aetna claiming it denies access to out of network
physicians. it alleges false advertising and unfair business practice by aetna. firefighters battling wildfires across the west are hoping for calmer winds and higher humidity. reports now from denver on efforts to contain the fires. >> reporter: six badly needed fire fighting planes returned to duty out west, after being grounded following one tanker's deadly crash last weekend. this as dozens of wildfires continue to burn nationwide. in california, firefighters contained a brush fire that started last night in palmdale. it quickly burned through 200 acres due to dry winds. in utah, several vehicles burned, and two businesses were evacuated in salt lake city after a three alarm brush fire ignited in an industrial area there. >> conditions are extreme. there hasn't been any water or
moisture in more than a month and the winds are high. you put all three of those together and it's an explosive situation. >> reporter: as is the case across most of the western u.s. near or red flag conditions. >> the resources for firefighters right now in the state of colorado are so stressed. we felt that it would be irresponsible of us to put more stress on those resources when we didn't have to. >> reporter: adding insult to injury to the folks in colorado springs, the national weather service issued a flash flood watch for the areas burned by the waldo canyon fire and areas down stream. that means rainfall could be threatening with runoff and debris. >> -- a new twist tonight in the death of palestinian leader
yasser arafat. could he have been poisoned with a radioactive agent? >> no major changes to our short term forecast, but big changes in the long term range. coming up. the hottest day of the upcoming weekend. >> the double amputee that will soon make history. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. the lexus ct hybrid. your grilling is still gonna be pretty amateur.
there are always first in the olympic games but never before has there been one like this. a double amputee will compete in london against able bodied runners. talking to some physically challenged athletes who say this is the start of a whole new game. >> reporter: rob williams rarely misses when he takes a shot. the two time paralympian says he can remember when paralympians were not really considered athletes. >> they had a hard time accepting us as olympians at the time, so they had us change the five rings to these five little squiggles. >> reporter: how times have changed. a last minute surprise decision made today after years of debate. >> i think it's going to be
exciting. it really is. >> reporter: triathlete, chad crittenton says the decision is extraordinary. >> as far as the records go, the olympic tradition, it's going to be rewritten, of this. the going to open the door. >> reporter: because of the wide range of physical disabilities, challenged athletes said the olympics might need to create a new category. >> this is a man-made thing that is okay. but it doesn't, you can't balance on this thing. >> reporter: disabled athletes say spend an hour in their shoes and that question can be answered easily. but they'll wait to see how the games in london play out. in livermore, patty lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. in news of the world
tonight, in the middle east, questions are being raised about the death of palestinian leader yasser arafat eight years ago. arafat's wife and palestinian officials plan to exhume his remains for further tests to see if he was poisoned. in mexico, election offenses say they will recount nearly half the ballots from sunday's presidential election. the candidate of the former ruling party, enrique nueto claims he won. in turkey, firefighters are battling several forest fires along the border with syria. all males between the ages of 15 and 55 have been called to help. more than 35,000 syrians have
teams using the large collider, searching for the higgs. there is unexpected variance. >> it would be most exciting if it was the standard model higgs. >> every particle swims in a kind of sticky syrup that gives those particles mass. the higgs like particle discovered today is what makes this syrup sticky. interestingly, this particle is not what was predicted. and so it opens the door to an entirely new model of the universe called super symmetry. >> for sure in my profession this is by far the most exciting day. >> the new particle is lighter than expected. >> the fact that it is actually rather light is taken as a hint
that super symmetry might indeed be the theory of nature. >> a solution for having dark matter in the universe. >> 80% of everything is thought to be mysterious dark matter. today's new subatomic particle may lead to a new understanding. ktvu, channel 2 news. there is word tonight that facebook will pay the city of atherton. officials are worried about added traffic clogging the intersection. so now facebook has negotiated a agreement, giving them $365,000 to use for traffic mitigation or anything else the city wants to spend it on. a reminder here, you can get ktvu news to go on your cell phone.
you can watch all of our newscasts live that way you can be connected anytime anywhere. owner of the high rise matrix club had hoped to open in april. now there are reports that police permit hearing is set for july 19, and the ground floor poker tables could open the next day. permits for a gambling room on the top floor of the building may take a little longer. a group of bait fishermen reeled in what you might call the catch of a lifetime today. an 800 park shark was caught about 15 miles off the coast of marina del rey. the shark was towed to the dock. experts say it's most likely a short fin mako shark known for their aggressiveness, power, and great speed, and have been blamed for a number of fatal attacks on humans. if you're anywhere near the cost for today, you may have
noticed a solid fog bank out there. that is already heading back into the bay. s a.s you can see, there's the coverage out there. the dense fog showing up around half moon bay, pacifica, and heading into san francisco bay. also, with the wind, a bit of a breeze out there. winds gusting at 22 miles per hour out of the southwest. as far as the temperatures from today. they ranged from the lower 60s, toward pacifica, and san francisco. san jose topped out 81 degrees. some lower 90s toward antioch, san jose around 81 this afternoon. forecast headlines for tonight, we do have this. clear skies inland, but coastal fog increasing like we just showed you. tomorrow, it will be a little cooler. but the weekend, we go the other direction. temperatures warming back up for saturday and into sunday. of course the national story, the heat has been the concern. here's a look at the projected numbers for thursday afternoon. look at the triple digits toward chicago 99. st. louis 104 degrees.
the cooler part of the weather pattern, that's centered on the west coast. the bay area not warming up too much for tomorrow. in fact, most areas cooling off a bit as this area of low pressure remains anchored to our north and west. here is the change beginning friday and into the weekend. we're showing you thursday just as a reference point, but that's one of the cooler days of the week. saturday into the weekend, and into monday, a bit of a warming trend, and this weekend, we will be talking about more 90s inland. a bit of a cap on temperatures with the readings mainly in the 60s. sunday will be the hottest day of the upcoming weekend. here's our forecast models, showing you some of the overcast for thursday. concentrated coast side right around the bay, and a few patches inland. as we take this into the afternoon hours. still a few leftover patches for san francisco and the temperatures inland in the upper 70s to the lower 80s. these numbers close to what today's levels, could be a little cooler in spots. we'll get to san jose in a bit.
oakland 67 degrees. the south bay numbers. san jose in the upper 70s. gilroy around 80 degrees. san francisco, the clouds in the morning becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. a forecast high of 64. here is a look ahead. your fest with your weekend always in view. temperatures up a few degrees for friday, saturday, and sunday. could be talking about more mid- to low 90s sunday into monday. frank and julie, the pressure off tonight. the fireworks are in. the fog was a challenge. >> i was going to say, you are breathing a sigh of relief. >> definitely. >> always minute by minute. >> i was watching the cameras all night long. mark ibanez is ahead with words of a big trade. plus, if chestnut was the top dog again.
world record. he is nicknamed jaws and he beat his main rival by 16 dogs to take home $10,000 the coveted mustard yellow belt. wow. that's a lot of hot dogs. a big name in the nba is changing uniforms. >> it's not kobe bryant changing uniforms, but kobe, one of the all-time greats, a future hall of famer and now a salesman as well. it was the laker's star's personal plea to steve nash convincing him to a sign and trade deal that will bring him to the lakers next year. although at the tail end of his career, he has enough to soup up the laker's stagnant office. phoenix will receive two future first and second round draft choices in exchange for the services of the eight time all- star, and two time former mvp,
steve nash. the a's continue to make noise. saying we want to be taken seriesly. boston says who isn't taking them seriously. the a's are still their daddy. independence day ceremonies in oakland, complete with flyover and josh redick. the man of the hour for the a's, brandon moss, what an addition he's been. his 10th homer solo. 1-0. aj griffith finds out what 399 other pitchers already know, big papi has got power. jamal weeks comes through with a single to left. it holds up. 3-2. and a three game sweep of the red sox. the giants sure haven't played like a first place team the last couple of days in d.c., and as of about an hour ago, they aren't a first place team. the dodgers beat the reds to
retake the top spot in the west. the giants get plastered again by the nats. it got off to a good start. pablo sandoval with a shot. it's a 3-0 lead. but bumgarner not up to the task. that makes it a 3-3 ballgame. in the 4th, the no-joke nationals take the lead for good. solano, the other way with it deposits that in about the first row of the bleachers. later, ryan zimmerman also goes opposite. a 2 run shot. 9-4. that is the sporting life for the 4th of july. >> the giants are struggling. >> it's just a couple of games. they're out on the road. just a half game out of first. >> sorry, i like the a's. they're doing well. thank you mark.