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NLDS: Reds vs. Giants

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants rounds

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases Buster Posey's grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in NLDS Game in Cincinnati. (Oct. 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty

The San Francisco Giants evened the National League Division Series at two games apiece with an 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches from the
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Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches from the dugout before the start of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco, right, is congratulated
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San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco, right, is congratulated in the dugout after scoring the first run of the game in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. Blanco scored from first on an RBI triple by Brandon Crawford. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos sits in
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos sits in the dugout with Bronson Arroyo, right, after Latos gave up a grand slam to San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)

Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips looks at what remains
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Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips looks at what remains of his bat as he runs up the first base line after breaking the bat lining out to center field in the first inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants hits
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Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants hits a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in NLDS Game 5 at Great American Ball Park. (Oct. 11, 2012)

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants rounds
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Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases Buster Posey's grand slam in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in NLDS Game in Cincinnati. (Oct. 11, 2012)

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Pablo Sandoval #48
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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 11: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants ducks to get out of the way of a pitch while batting 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Ludwick hits a home run
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Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Ludwick hits a home run against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. Giants catcher Buster Posey watches at right. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers a
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto reacts after
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Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tags out
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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tags out San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan to end the second inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers a
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch during Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides into third base on a sacrifice by teammate Buster Posey during the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

The Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs bites on his
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The Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs bites on his glove as the Reds take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides safely into second base after hitting a double in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan gestures as
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake reaches down
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake reaches down to adjust his pant leg as San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan, rear, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS. (Oct. 10, 2012)

The Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier reacts after drawing
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The Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier reacts after drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tags out
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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips tags out San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan to end the second inning in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides into third base on a sacrifice by teammate Buster Posey during the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

The Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs bites on his
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The Cincinnati Reds' Drew Stubbs bites on his glove as the Reds take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Great American Ball Park. (Oct. 10, 2012)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval slides safely into second base after hitting a double in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake reaches down
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake reaches down to adjust his pant leg as San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan, rear, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS. (Oct. 10, 2012)

The Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier reacts after drawing
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The Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier reacts after drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the first inning of Game 4 of the NLDS. (Oct. 10, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen throws to
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Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen throws to first base after fielding a ground ball hit by the San Francisco Giants' Joaquin Arias in the 10th inning during Game 3 of the NLDS. Rolen was charged with an error on the play, allowing Giants catcher Buster Posey to score. (Oct. 9, 2012)

San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti talks
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San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti talks with Ryan Vogelsong and Buster Posey during Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey delivers a
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey delivers a pitch during Game 3 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 9, 2012)

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan hits a
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan hits a sacrifice fly to score Gregor Blanco in the third inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 9, 2012)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reacts after
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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 9, 2012)

A Cincinnati Reds fan holds a sign supporting
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A Cincinnati Reds fan holds a sign supporting starting pitcher Homer Bailey before Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips checks his
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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips checks his swing in the third inning of Game 3 of the ALDS against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 9, 2012)

The San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco reacts after
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The San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco reacts after striking out in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning throws out
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Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the NLDS. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches from the
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Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches from the dugout in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. (Oct. 9, 2012)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, left,
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, left, talks with pitching coach Dave Righetti and catcher Buster Posey, right, in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey delivers a
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey delivers a pitch in the first inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 9, 2012)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain reacts after
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain reacts after giving up a two-run home home to Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips in the third inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series in San Francisco. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Jay Bruce celebrates with teammate Todd Frazier after
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Jay Bruce celebrates with teammate Todd Frazier after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Mat Latos pitches in the third inning against
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Mat Latos pitches in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Duster Baker talks to Johnny Cueto on the
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Duster Baker talks to Johnny Cueto on the mound in the first inning. (Oct. 6, 2012)

San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco can't
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San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco can't get to a two-run home run by Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips in the third inning. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips swings on a two-run
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Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips swings on a two-run home run in the third inning. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce heads home on a
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Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce heads home on a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Brandon Belt catches a foul pop-up by Zack
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Brandon Belt catches a foul pop-up by Zack Cozart. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Gregor Blanco hits a double in the second
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Gregor Blanco hits a double in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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