After his 30-pitch second inning, Anibal Sanchez went straight from the mound into the tunnel adjoining the dugout. Rick Porcello was warming up at the time, and it was an open question who would come back out for the third inning.
Porcello sat down, and Sanchez pitched a much better third inning. Marco Scutaro led the inning off by getting called out on strikes (on an outside pitch, mind you), and Pablo Sandoval hit a laces-high pitch to first base for the second out. Buster Posey took a mighty hack at a 3-0 pitch, but his slump continued as he fouled out to end the inning.
On the other side, Ryan Vogelsong got into trouble in the bottom of the third, allowing a one-out single to Omar Infante, and an infield hit on a chopper from Austin Jackson. Quintin Berry came up, and even if he made an out, Miguel Cabrera would still come up representing the go-ahead ...
It had to be a tailored double play to get the speedy Berry, and it was. The crowd was into the game for about 30 seconds. It was a loud 30 seconds.