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Giants-Phillies NLCS Game 3: Aaron Rowand Gives Giants 3-0 Lead Off Utley Error

Aaron Rowand made a triumph return to the lineup in the fifth inning as he was central to the Giants taking a 3-0 lead. Rowand led off the inning with a double down the left field line. Matt Cain struck out and Edgar Renteria flew out to center and it appeared as though he would be stranded at second. However, Freddy Sanchez hit a shot to second that Chase Utley booted into the outfield, allowing Rowand to score and give the Giants a 3-0 lead.

The play was a tough one for Utley to make as it was a sharp shot, but a run is a run. Matt Cain enters the sixth inning having held the Phillies to two hits and two walks with five strikeouts.