SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Second baseman Trea Turner threw wildly on Buster Posey’s bases-loaded, two-out grounder in the 11th inning and a video review upheld the safe call as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Friday night to grab first place in the NL West.
The rivals began the night tied for the division lead. The Giants nearly won in the ninth, but Posey botched a play on the bases and the Dodgers rallied to tie it at 1.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered As University Fire Burns In San Bernardino
After both teams scored in the 10th, San Francisco loaded the bases in the 11th against Evan Phillips (1-1), the Dodgers’ 11th pitcher.
Posey hit a grounder to Turner, who had plenty of time but zipped a throw that pulled first baseman Will Smith off the bag — normally a catcher, Smith had never played the position in college or as a pro before entering in the 10th.READ MORE: LAUSD Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinics Ahead Of Deadline For Employees
Smith desperately tried to reach back to tag first base as Posey crossed. With fans chanting ’“Safe! Safe!” and players on both sides watching and waiting, the safe call was confirmed.
Jarlin García (6-3) got the win.MORE NEWS: Proof Of Vaccination Must Be Shown With Photo ID To Get Into LA County Indoor Events Of 1,000 Or More Attendees
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