Giants vs. Reds

The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the National League Division Series

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants tries to motivate his team prior to playing against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Fans watch for a ball in the left field bleachers during batting practice before the Cincinnati Reds take on the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Fans watch batting practice before the Cincinnati Reds take on the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants tries to throw out Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning of Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford bobbles a ground ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart in the first inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. Cozart was given an infield hit on the play. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Marco Scutaro #19 and Pablo Sandoval #48 wait for Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants at home after he hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to score them against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Marco Scutaro #19 Pablo Sandoval #48 and Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants wait for Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants at home after he hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to score them against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Pablo Sandoval #48 and the San Francisco Giants reacts after defeating the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 6-4 to win Game Five of the National League Division Series and advance to the NLCS at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Dusty Baker #12 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on against the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants rounds base after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds at second base in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park on October 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants hits a sacrifice fly to score Angel Pagan #16 in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants hits a double in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run to lead off the game against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants slides safely into second base after a double in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants slides into third base on a sacrifice by teammate Buster Posey #28 against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hector Sanchez #29 after Blanco hits a two-run home run in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds tags out Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants to end the second inning in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants reacts in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Dusty Baker the manager of the Cincinnati Reds and his son Darren Baker watch batting practice before Game Four of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Manager Bruce Bochy smiles before taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants throws the ball before taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants on the field before taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants at bat during batting practice before taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants throws out Drew Stubbs #6 of the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Fans cheer as the Cincinnati Reds take on the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants plays defense in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after striking out as catcher Ryan Hanigan #29 of the Cincinnati Reds throws the ball back to the pitcher in the second inning in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after striking out in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Pitching coach Dave Righetti talks with Ryan Vogelsong #32 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants while taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Game Three of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: A San Francisco Giants fan watches batting practice before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan hits a sacrifice fly to drive in a run during Game 3 of the National League division baseball series against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Dusty Baker the manager of the Cincinnati Reds watches batting practice before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 09: Bruce Bochy the manager of the San Francisco Giants watches batting practice before Game Three of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park on October 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Buster might get the MVP award, but he'll be the first one to tell you he'd rather get a World Series ring.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: 2010 World Series MVP Edgar Renteria waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of Game Two of the National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Pitching coach Dave Righetti and Buster Posey #28 come to the mound to talk to Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants walks to the dugout after giving up three runs in the fourth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrtates with first base coach Roberto Kelly after singling in the fifth inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy looks on from the dugout in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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A young San Francisco Giants fan looks on during Cincinnati Reds batting practice prior to Game Two of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Manager Duster Baker #12 of the Cincinnati Reds and manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants shake hands during player introductions before the start of Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 of the Cincinnati Reds injures himself in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 after Posey hit a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants catches a foul pop-up by Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds during Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants catches a foul pop-up by Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds during Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth of Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants misses a tag on Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds at second base during the eighth inning of Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants dives to beat out a bunt and throw to Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning in Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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