This kid Posey … he’s good
WASHINGTON (AP) – Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking single in a four-run seventh inning and added a two-run homer that withstood a video review in San Francisco’s victory.
Brought in to protect a 5-4 lead in the seventh, Tyler Clippard (8-6) allowed Aaron Rowand’s one-out homer to left on a full-count changeup. Freddy Sanchez and Aubrey Huff walked, and both were running when Posey sent a single through the hole between first and second to put the Giants ahead.
In the ninth, Posey hit a drive to right-center off Miguel Batista that was bobbled and caught by a fan in the first row wearing a Giants cap. The fan appeared to reach over the railing, but the umpires used a three-minute review to uphold the call.
Posey finished with four hits and three RBIs.
Santiago Casilla (2-2) got the final two outs of the sixth.
Reds’ Travis loses
no-hitter in ninth; team loses in 11th
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Reds rookie Travis Wood took a perfect game into the ninth inning before giving up Carlos Ruiz’s leadoff double, and the Philadelphia Phillies stunned Cincinnati again by winning 1-0 Saturday night on Jimmy Rollins’ RBI single in the 11th.
Making his third big league start, Wood dominated Philadelphia’s injury-depleted lineup and matched zeros for nine innings with Phillies ace Roy Halladay, who threw a perfect game of his own May 29 in Florida.
With one out in the 11th, Ruiz hit another double, this one off Bill Bray (0-1). Valdez was intentionally walked and pinch-hitter Ross Gload flied out before Rollins lined a single to right off Logan Ondrusek, easily scoring Ruiz.
It’s the first time the Phillies have had three straight walk-off wins in extra innings.
Jose Contreras (4-3) earned the victory by striking out two in a scoreless inning.