Sanchez’s homer lifts Giants past Nats

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Updated: August 15, 2013

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez hit a three-run
home run in the top of the ninth and the San Francisco Giants avoided a three-
game sweep against the Washington Nationals with a 4-3 win.

Down 3-1 and with Rafael Soriano (2-3) pitching, Buster Posey hit a leadoff
single. After Pence and Sandoval were retired, Posey advanced to second on a
defensive indifference and Roger Kieschnick walked.

Sanchez was the next to bat and hammered a 3-2 fastball over the right field
wall.

Javier Lopez (2-2) threw 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief to pick up the win.
Sergio Romo threw a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth to notch his 29th save.