Giants squander chance to take big series lead
Braves win in 11 innings after overcoming late deficit
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a sequence they seemed powerless to stop, the Giants wasted a sizable lead, chances to pad their advantage and, ultimately, Friday night's game.Now the Giants must hope that the next item in this chain of events won't be the entire postseason. Rick Ankiel's tiebreaking home run in the 11th inning lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 victory over the Giants in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, which is knotted, 1-1.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.