SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Freddy Sanchez #21 of the San Francisco Giants connects with the winning hit in the 13th inning against the Washington Nationals during an MLB game at AT&T Park on June 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Freddy Sanchez hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 13th inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from four runs down to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
Chris Stewart, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 10th, drew a leadoff walk against Tyler Clippard (0-1) to start the winning rally.
After Clippard struck out pitcher Javier Lopez, Andres Torres singled to right. Miguel Tejada hit into a fielder’s choice to move Stewart to third before Sanchez lined a 1-1 pitch from Clippard down the line in right.
It’s the Giants’ eighth walkoff win this season, second most in the majors. San Francisco squandered scoring opportunities in the ninth and 10th.
Mike Morse homered for the second straight game, but Washington’s bullpen imploded and gave up all five San Francisco runs.