Giants escape another jam, head to 9th up 6-3

The Reds have had their chances, as they put the tying run at the plate in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. But now they'll have just three outs to score three runs.

Jeremy Affeldt was supposed to start the inning, but he was standing on the top step of the dugout in the top-half of the inning, and he fell down the stairs when Gregor Blanco lined a foul ball right at him. That forced Bruce Bochy to bring in Javier Lopez to face Jay Bruce, and Bruce bounced to first.

But Scott Rolen fisted a pitch out to center for a bloop single, and after Ryan Hanigan lined out to Brandon Crawford, who made a great diving play, Todd Frazier came up. Frazier looked uncomfortable with the first two strikes he saw against Santiago Casilla, and, heck, he looked uncomfortable on the slider he eventually hit for a single:


That put runners on first and second with two outs, and Bochy went to his closer, Sergio Romo against switch-hitter Dioner Navarro, who lofted a sinking liner to right:


That was Angel Pagan with the rally-killing catch, and the Reds' season contains just three more outs unless they can score three runs in the ninth.

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