Struggling Giants call up five players

Updated: September 2, 2011, 6:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have recalled infielders Emmanuel Burriss, Brandon Crawford and Conor Gillaspie and reliever Waldis Joaquin from Triple-A Fresno and outfielder Darren Ford from Double-A Richmond.

The reigning World Series champions made the moves ahead of a crucial three-game weekend series with the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks, who led the NL West by six games over the Giants heading into Friday night's opener at AT&T Park.

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