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Giants stay alive in extra-inning pitching duel in Cincy

9:39 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The San Francisco Giants staved off elimination Tuesday and did so by not driving in a run with a hit.

Buster Posey scored on third baseman Scott Rolen's two-out error in the top of the 10th inning, and the Giants edged the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, at Great American Ball Park, a venue that had recently not been kind to the NL West champs.

The third game of this Division Series was dominated by stellar pitching.

San Francisco entered the 10th with only one hit, a two-out single in the sixth by Marco Scutaro off Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, who struck out 10 and walked one over seven frames.

Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton (0-1) gave up back-to-back singles to Posey and Hunter Pence before fanning Brandon Belt and Xavier Nady. Posey then scored when Rolen bobbled a chopper and Joaquin Arias beat the throw to first base. Ryan Hanigan's passed ball had allowed the Giants catcher to get to third.

Sergio Romo (1-0) secured the win by tossing his second straight 1-2-3 inning.

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