I just woke up. This is why:
Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth.
“They’ve been waiting for 3 hours,” Sanchez said. “My daughter has school tomorrow.”
Hunter Pence had three hits for the Giants, who have won three of four.
Tim Lincecum and Josh Beckett both pitched well for five innings but were long gone by the time this one finally ended.
“When you play hard and win in the last minute, it’s a lot of fun,” Belt said.
Brandon Crawford singled off Brandon League (0-1) with one out in the 12th and advanced to second on a groundout by Brandon Hicks. His bouncer deflected off third baseman Juan Uribe to shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who threw to first for the out.
But the Dodgers were unable to get the lead runner on the play, and it cost them.
Crawford went to third on a wild pitch and Sanchez hit a sharp one-hopper that glanced off the glove of diving second baseman Justin Turner and into center field.
“Every day is different,” said Sanchez, who entered in the 10th inning. “I have to be ready for any situation. This is a great moment to enjoy.”
The game finally ended after midnight. It was glorious.
I was exhausted.
If I had been drinking I would have passed out earlier.
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