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Posey powers Giants into NLCS

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The San Francisco Giants are the first National League team to come back from 2-0 deficit to win a divisional playoff series.

Catcher Buster Posey's grand slam capped a six run 5th inning for the Giants who defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in game 5 of the series Thursday afternoon.

As big as Posey's slam was, his defensive play in the 6th may have been bigger.

The Reds had cut the Giants 6-0 lead in half when Cincinnati's Ryan Hannigan struck out and on the play Posey threw a strike to third base to catch Jay Bruce trying to steal the bag.

After the game, the former Lee County Trojan said he was just trying to make sure his team scored one run during his at-bat in the 5th.

 

Buster Posey said. "I wanted to make sure I got that run in from third. I chased a pitch 2-1. Really just told myself to see the ball.I was able to get a pitch in the zone. Put the barrel on it and good things happen."

The Giants wait to see who will win game 5 Friday between St. Louis and Washington.

The National League Championship Series begins Sunday.

 

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