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Giants win on Angel Pagan’s walk-off inside the park home run

May 25, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

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On a day of odd baseball, the Giants take home the first place prize as they defeated the Rockies 6-5 on a walk-off, one-out, two-run home run by Angel Pagan. The Rockies had taken a 5-4 lead on a Troy Tulowitzki solo homer to left field off of Giants closer Sergio Romo in the top of the tenth inning. Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt entered in the bottom half to attempt to nail down the save, but walked Brandon Crawford to lead off the frame. Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed Crawford to second base. Then Pagan drilled an 0-1 slider to right-center, scoring Crawford while he made the 360-foot trek around the bases to score the winning run.

The victory moves the Giants into a second-place tie with the Rockies at 27-22, a half-game behind the first-place Diamondbacks, who play the Padres later tonight.

  1. skerney - May 25, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Thank you, Tim Flannery.

    • papalurchdxb - May 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      He is by far the best thing about the replay of that, he was loving it!

  2. spellingcops - May 25, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Now that is a painful loss. Go Padres.

  3. jxegh - May 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Yes, they win it in dramatic fashion. But the umps made two terrible calls that almost cost them the game.

  4. Dianne - May 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    What a win! But…it was Brandon Crawford who walked to lead off the bottom of the inning.

    • Bill Baer - May 25, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Damn Brandons

  5. giants13 - May 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Crawford, not Belt. Crazy finish.

  6. aceshigh11 - May 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    That was badass.

  7. minimoose763 - May 25, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Makes up for the completely awful ump show Alfonso Marquez put on today.

  8. markofapro - May 25, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Wonderful play. Baseball is wonderful.

    • polonelmeagrejr - May 26, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      baseball is wonderful. Where is the vid?

  9. Brinke - May 25, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Two of the worst calls I have ever seen in a baseball game. Belt trying to score from third, slides his foot in under the catcher..who then drops the tag—he’s called out. then Scutaro trying to reach third–Rockies 3B misses a swipe tag by two feet- Scutaro called out. Unreal.

    • cubanxsenators - May 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Really? They were bad, but neither would make the top 10 in any year.

  10. bigdicktater - May 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    How about “film at 11”?

  11. moogro - May 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    This makes me even more bored of the term walk-off.

  12. rap49er - May 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Lucky he made it or Flannery would have been the goat with no outs and Scutaro and Panda up next.

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