Giants vs. Reds, 2012 NLDS: Buster Posey's grand slam gives Giants 6-0 lead in fifth inning

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The Giants broke the stalemate in the fifth inning of game five in a big way, taking a 6-0 lead over the Reds.

After four scoreless innings between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the NLDS - with elimination for the loser awaiting - the Giants finally got on the board in the top of the fifth, breaking open the game with a huge six-run inning.

Mat Latos had been solid but gave up a Gregor Blanco opposite-field single to start the fifth, followed by an RBI triple for Brandon Crawford to make it 1-0 Giants. Angel Pagan would hit a dribbler to shorttop Zack Cozart, which he would bobble to allow Crawford to score, making it 2-0 San Francisco.

Latos would walk Marco Scutaro on four pitches to force the Reds to activate their bullpen, while Pablo Sandoval's single loaded the bases with one out for Buster Posey, setting up the nightmare scenario for the Reds. Buster would lauch a grand slam to left-center field off of Latos, giving his team a 6-0 lead.

As for Matt Cain, he has tossed four innings of two-hit ball with one walk and four strikeouts thus far.

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