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Giants Rally Past Nats

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Giants Rally Past Nats

(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.