The Giants sent Sergio Romo out to handle the eighth inning in place of starter Tim Lincecum. Romo retired Shane Victorino on a grounder to first and then walked Placido Polanco. The Giants then called on lefty Javier Lopez to face Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Lopez continued his spectacular postseason by striking out Utley looking and then forcing Howard to fly out to left field.
The Giants will send Buster Posey, Pat Burrell, and Cody Ross to the plate looking to get some runs on the board as the Giants still trail 3-2.