Gaffe gifts Giants a victory

Published: Sunday, July 1 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

San Francisco's Buster Posey celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a hit by Angel Pagan on Sunday. against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 1, 2012, in San Francisco. The Giants won 4-3. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that right fielder Jay Bruce misplayed in the wind with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Buster Posey poked a pitch from Jose Arredondo (4-2) down the right-field line that bounced into the stands for a two-out double. Then Pablo Sandoval was walked intentionally to set the stage for a wild finish.

The crowd let out a sigh when Bruce drifted under Pagan's fly ball to right until those whipping gusts along the bay carried the ball over his head. The 42,039 from the sold-out stands at AT&T Park erupted, Pagan tossed his helmet and the Giants streamed out of the dugout in celebration.

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