Sanchez singles in 9th to lift Giants over Astros

Sanchez singles in 9th to lift Giants over Astros

Sanchez singles in 9th to lift Giants over Astros

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez connected on the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

The Giants were down 2-1 entering the ninth. Brandon Belt singled off Wesley Wright to start inning before pinch-hitter Joaquin Arias doubled down the left field line off Wilton Lopez (5-3) to score Belt and tie it 2-2.

Sanchez completed the rally with his one-out line drive to center field that scored Arias.

Houston took the lead on a wild pitch by Matt Cain in the eighth inning.

Santiago Casilla (5-5) retired the last two batters in the eighth for the win and Sergio Romo threw a perfect ninth for his seventh save.

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