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Sanchez scores game-winner

Former GCC player scores Giants' winning run

October 10, 2010|By Grant Gordon

On the strength of a feet-first slide across homeplate by Freddy Sanchez, the San Francisco Giants are a victory away from advancing past the National League Division Series.

Sanchez delivered a two-out single in the top of the ninth and, after the Giants tied the game, the former Glendale Community College prodigy came around on an error to score the game-winning run in San Francisco's 3-2 win over the host Atlanta Braves in the third game of the NLDS.

With the win, the Giants take a 2-1 series lead into Monday's game at Atlanta.

Sanchez also recorded the game-ending assist when he fielded a grounder to second base by Nate McClouth to end the game.

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On the day, Sanchez went one for four with a walk and quite possibly the biggest run of his Major League Baseball career.

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