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Giants 5, Nationals 4 (13)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are still doing things the hard way.

The defending World Series champs rallied from a four-run deficit to win on Freddy Sanchez's game-ending single with two outs in the 13th inning to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.

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"Obviously that happens quite a bit up here," said backup catcher Chris Stewart, who scored the winning run less than two weeks after being called up to replace injured Buster Posey. "We've done some crazy things this year and some crazy things last year. We're never out of a game."

San Francisco, which squandered scoring opportunities in the ninth and 10th, has eight walk-off victories this season, second-most in the majors.

Sanchez has two game-ending hits this season and seven for his career.

"He's such a good hitter, he uses the whole field," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You know he's going to put it in play. We had the right guy up there."

Stewart, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 10th, drew a leadoff walk against Craig Stammen (0-1) to start the winning rally. After Stammen struck out pitcher Javier Lopez, Andres Torres singled to right.

Miguel Tejada hit into a fielder's choice to move Stewart to third before Sanchez lined a 1-1 pitch from Stammen down the line in right.

Lopez (3-1) retired all four batters he faced for the victory.

Mike Morse hit a home run for the second successive game, but Washington's bullpen struggled.

Both teams missed chances to win before Sanchez's single. The 2006 NL batting champion also had a walk-off winner against Colorado on May 6.

The game lasted nearly 4½ hours and ended at 11:44 p.m. local time.

"This is the first team I've been with a team that has so many moments like today," Tejada said. "The reason we have these kind of games is because of the bullpen we have. We don't panic."

Washington stranded a runner at second in the 11th and left the bases loaded in the 12th.

The Nationals wasted a solid effort by starter John Lannan, who allowed two hits through the first six innings -- Torres' leadoff single in the first and a bunt by Tejada in the sixth. The Nationals' left-hander, who lost to the Giants on April 30, had extended his streak to 19 innings without allowing an earned run. The streak ended when Aaron Rowand led off the seventh with a home run to left that trimmed San Francisco's deficit to 4-1.

"Sometimes four is enough, sometimes it's not," Washington manager Jim Riggleman said. "John did a great job, but it kind of fell apart on us."

The game was delayed for about five minutes in the third inning when home plate umpire Gerry Davis was injured after getting hit by the mask of Washington catcher Ivan Rodriguez. Tejada hit a foul ball that deflected off Rodriguez's mask and pushed it into Davis' arm, opening a deep cut.

Davis received treatment in the Giants' dugout and returned, but left again in the bottom of the fifth. Third base umpire Todd Tichenor replaced Davis behind the plate, and the game continued with three umpires.

It wasn't a much better night for Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

San Francisco's two-time NL Cy Young Award winner struck out the side in the first before giving up a homer to Morse leading off the second. Lincecum came back to fan Danny Espinosa and Jerry Hairston to reach 1,000 career strikeouts, becoming just the eighth pitcher since 1900 to reach the milestone in his first five seasons.

But Lincecum lasted only five innings and had five strikeouts with three walks. It's the shortest outing by the San Francisco ace since he left after only 3 2/3 innings against San Diego on Aug. 15, 2010.

Morse, who hit his second career grand slam of the season in Sunday's 11-inning win over Arizona, got to Lincecum again with a two-run double in the third to make it 4-0. Morse, a former prospect with Seattle now prospering in Washington, continued his torrid pace and is batting .375 with six doubles, eight home runs and 24 RBIs in 28 games since May 1.

The Giants scored three times in the eighth after Lannan left the game. They missed a chance to win it in the ninth after Torres drew a leadoff walk, was sacrificed to second and stole third. Henry Rodriguez, who gave up Nate Schierholtz's game-tying pinch-hit single in the eighth, got Cody Ross to hit a grounder and shortstop Ian Desmond threw Torres out at home. Rodriguez retired Huff to end the inning.

San Francisco put two runners on in the 10th against Cole Kimball, but again failed to score.

Notes

Over his past two starts, Lincecum has a 7.94 ERA. ... Morse's home run was the first allowed by Lincecum at AT&T Park this season. ... The Giants rested injured 3B Pablo Sandoval and gave him the night off while rehabbing with Triple-A Fresno. Sandoval had some soreness in his right hand -- the same hand he suffered a broken hamate bone in -- but still took part in all pre-game work. ... IF Mike Fontenot (groin strain) is expected to begin running and taking batting practice within the next week. ... LHP Barry Zito was scheduled to make an 85-pitch start for Class A San Jose on Monday, the first step in his rehab assignment.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

F. Sanchez
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Washington

M. Morse
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Washington Nationals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roger Bernadina, CF-LF4110203 .255
Ian Desmond, SS6030023 .229
Jayson Werth, RF5000126 .244
Laynce Nix, LF4101012 .296
    Rick Ankiel, CF2000003 .195
Michael Morse, 1B6123021 .302
Danny Espinosa, 2B6010021 .218
    Craig Stammen, P0000000 .000
Ivan Rodriguez, C6000031 .205
Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B4000110 .248
John Lannan, P1100110 .000
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
    Sean Burnett, P0000000 .000
    Henry Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   a- Wilson Ramos, PH1010000 .246
    Brian Bixler, PR0000000 .125
    Cole Kimball, P0000000 .000
   b- Matt Stairs, PH1010000 .111
    Jason Marquis, PR0000000 .267
    Drew Storen, P0000000 .000
    Alex Cora, 2B0000000 .247
Totals46494514  
a-singled for Rodriguez in the 10th
b-singled for Kimball in the 12th
Batting
2B - Michael Morse (8, Lincecum), Danny Espinosa (8, Affeldt)
HR - Michael Morse (9, Lincecum)
SH - John Lannan (2)
RBI - Laynce Nix (24), Michael Morse 3 (33)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Morse 2 (13)
SB - Ian Desmond (18, 2nd base off Lincecum/Whiteside)
Team LOB - 9
Washington Nationals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
John Lannan 7411361 3.79
Todd Coffey (H,3) 0.1222000 2.38
Sean Burnett0111000 5.40
Henry Rodriguez (BS,2) 1.2200220 1.65
Cole Kimball 2100120 2.03
Drew Storen 1000010 2.67
Craig Stammen (L,0-1) 0.2211110 13.50
WP - Cole Kimball (2)
Pitches-Strikes - John Lannan 109-63, Todd Coffey 13-8, Sean Burnett 6-5, Henry Rodriguez 33-16, Cole Kimball 31-17, Drew Storen 12-7, Craig Stammen 15-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - John Lannan 9-6, Todd Coffey 1-0, Henry Rodriguez 3-0, Drew Storen 1-1, Craig Stammen 1-0
Batters Faced - John Lannan 28, Todd Coffey 3, Sean Burnett 1, Henry Rodriguez 9, Cole Kimball 8, Drew Storen 3, Craig Stammen 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andres Torres, CF6020113 .264
Miguel Tejada, 3B6010002 .217
Freddy Sanchez, 2B5121211 .296
Cody Ross, RF5110113 .267
Aubrey Huff, 1B6112005 .221
Aaron Rowand, LF6111022 .239
Brandon Crawford, SS6020021 .250
Eli Whiteside, C2000100 .164
   a- Nate Schierholtz, PH1011000 .262
    Chris Stewart, C1100111 .000
Tim Lincecum, P1000011 .071
   b- Emmanuel Burriss, PH1000010 .295
    Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
   c- Conor Gillaspie, PH10100001.000
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
   d- Pat Burrell, PH1000012 .226
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000100 .000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
    Javier Lopez, P1000011 .000
Totals495125712  
a-singled for Whiteside in the 8th
b-struck out for Lincecum in the 5th
c-singled for Mota in the 7th
d-struck out for Casilla in the 8th
Batting
2B - Cody Ross (9, Coffey)
HR - Aaron Rowand (2, Lannan)
SH - Miguel Tejada (1)
RBI - Freddy Sanchez (24), Aubrey Huff 2 (32), Aaron Rowand (11), Nate Schierholtz (16)
2-OUT RBI - Freddy Sanchez (9), Nate Schierholtz (8)
SB - Andres Torres (7, 3rd base off Rodriguez/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
DP - Tejada-F. Sanchez-Huff
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Lincecum 5544351 2.85
Guillermo Mota 2000130 4.08
Santiago Casilla 1000010 1.93
Brian Wilson 1000010 2.89
Jeremy Affeldt 1.2200030 4.38
Sergio Romo 1200110 2.45
Javier Lopez (W,3-1) 1.1000000 2.45
IBB - Werth by Sergio Romo
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 101-59, Guillermo Mota 29-16, Santiago Casilla 12-8, Brian Wilson 16-10, Jeremy Affeldt 22-15, Sergio Romo 23-13, Javier Lopez 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 5-5, Guillermo Mota 2-0, Santiago Casilla 1-1, Brian Wilson 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1, Javier Lopez 3-1
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 23, Guillermo Mota 6, Santiago Casilla 3, Brian Wilson 3, Jeremy Affeldt 7, Sergio Romo 6, Javier Lopez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41180
Game Time - 4:29
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Sam Holbrook