Torres delivers in clutch for Giants
RBI single in 10th sinks Marlins, Posey's hit streak at 21
SAN FRANCISCO -- A few bad pitches here and a couple of unlucky bounces there, and suddenly a would-be blowout turns into a ballgame.With the Marlins -- and Dan Uggla in particular -- able to launch a home run at any moment, no lead is safe, no matter the size.
Andres Torres ended a roller-coaster Wednesday in fine form -- capping off a 4-for-6 performance with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give the Giants a 10-9 win.San Francisco went from a four-run lead in the first to a 9-2 lead in the seventh to extra innings.
It was there where the Giants finally put away the Marlins thanks to their do-everything center fielder and leadoff man who continued his breakout season. Torres also launched a home run into McCovey Cove."I've said this since he's been at the top of the order, ever since he's been up there -- to me, he's been our MVP and spark plug," Aubrey Huff said of Torres. "He gets on base two times a night, we're going to win most games; he's just been that good."
Buster Posey also extended his hitting streak to 21 with a single in the third inning. It's the longest streak in the National League this season and tied for the second longest in the Majors.
Rookie hitting streaks of 20-plus games
|Nomar Garciaparra||30||Red Sox||1997|
|Guy Cutright||26||White Sox||1943|
|Chico Carrasquel||24||White Sox||1950|
|Fred Lynn||20||Red Sox||1975|
Cash Kruth is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.