(Washington, DC) — Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez smacked a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Giants past the Nationals 4-3 and avoid a three-game sweep in DC. Brandon Belt hit a solo shot in the sixth inning for San Francisco, which snapped a three-game skid. Javier Lopez picked up the win, while Sergio Romo posted his 29th save. Ian Desmond had a two-run double and Adam LaRoche singled in the other run during a three-run third for the Nats, who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Rafael Soriano fell to 2-and-3 with his fifth blown save.
Giants Rally Past Nats