Long blast ends long night

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May 13, 2017 - 7:45pm
Forty-three minutes past midnight Saturday morning, the Giants pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Reds when Buster Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning. Approaching the plate, he tossed his helmet skyward and raised his arms in celebration, his momentous swing ending a momentous game. Posey, who caught the entire game, hit his fourth homer in five days and third career walk-off homer, connecting on the first pitch he saw from Robert Stephenson. The Giants beat the Reds for the first time in five tries this season, and the winning run was the game’s first since the fifth inning. Cueto threw eight innings of two-run, five-hit, 119-pitch ball, and seven relievers combined for nine scoreless innings. Steven Okert walked the first batter in the 10th, Josh Osich the second batter in the 11th, but the bullpen got outs when needed. In the 16th, the Reds loaded the bases against Cory Gearrin, who struck out Billy Hamilton to end the inning. Denard Span opened the first inning with a home run, his second in two days after he came off the disabled list. The Reds responded in the second as Gennett hit an RBI triple and scored on Tucker Barnhart’s sacrifice fly. The Giants bunted their way to the tying run in the fifth. Nuñez, playing left field, made an impressive catch of Adam Duvall’s foul popup, running over a bullpen mound with his momentum knocking him to the dirt. Plate umpire Tony Randazzo was diagnosed with a concussion after exiting following the 13th inning.

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