San Francisco Giants' Juan Uribe connects for the game-winning, two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers' Guillermo Mota during the tenth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Giants ended a dismal six game homestand the best way possible...with a thrilling walk off home run in extra innings. Juan Uribe's two run homer in the 10th inning gave the Giants a 4-2 win over the Dodgers Wednesday afternoon. The win salvaged the final game of the series with Los Angeles, and propels the Giants onto a 10 game road trip.
The game was anything but normal. Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected for the second time in three games. Acting manager Ron Wotus was also tossed from the game arguing a bad call in the ninth inning. In between all of the arguing, was more arguing, as well as pushing and shoving.
The real fireworks were in the fifth inning when Eugenio Velez scored the game's first run. Velez got tangled up with Dodgers catcher Russell Martin while sliding home, upending Martin. The next batter, Pablo Sandoval, was then hit with a pitch. Sandoval immediately started yelling at the Dodgers pitcher, leading to both benches clearing. After some pleasantries were exchanged, order was restored.
In between the bad calls and tempers flaring, Tim Lincecum was the one constant. He was within one out of notching a complete game victory, when Andre Ethier's single tied the game in the top of the ninth.
The Giants will now play the next 10 games on the road, visiting the Mets, Reds and Rockies along the way. Barry Zito will get the start in New York on Friday night.