San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Juan Uribe hit a sacrifice fly off Roy Oswalt to score Aubrey Huff in the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a back-and- forth Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.
The combination of Huff and Buster Posey combined to go 7-for-10 with three RBI and hit consecutive one-out singles in the ninth off Oswalt (1-1), who was brought in after the Phillies used four relievers over the previous 3 1/3 innings.
After Posey’s single left runners on the corners, Uribe look as if he took an inside pitch off his hand but the pitch was called a foul ball to push the count to 1-2. Two pitches later, Uribe golfed a fly to deep left, bringing in Huff and putting San Francisco on the brink of its first World Series appearance since 2002 with a three games to one series lead.
A vaunted pitching matchup is scheduled for Game 5 on Thursday, as Roy Halladay looks to keep the Phillies’ season going by reversing the outcome in Game 1 against Tim Lincecum in a battle of former Cy Young Award winners.