Reds score in 6th, still trail Giants 5-3

Drew Stubbs led off the bottom of the sixth, and drove Tim Lincecum's second pitch down the left-field line, just fair, for a double.

With the pitcher's spot due next, Dusty Baker deployed pinch "hitter" Miguel Cairo, who's 38 years old and batted .187 during the regular season. Cairo checked his swing on a fastball and hit a little dribbler toward third base. It didn't dribble enough for Cairo to reach first base safely, but it dribbled enough for Stubbs to take third. Which proved important a moment later when Brandon Phillips hit a fly to right field, deep enough for Stubbs to trot home.

It took 10 pitches, but Lincecum finally finished off Zack Cozart to end the inning. The Giants are still ahead, but now the Reds are just a bloop and a blast away from tying Game 4.

Giants 5, Reds 3

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