Dramatic sacrifice fly gets Giants on the board, 1-1 after 3 innings

After Ryan Vogelsong came back with a lovely second inning, his San Francisco Giants have tied Game 2, 1-1 in the third.

Reds starter Homer Bailey looked so good in the first two frames -- six Giants up, six Giants down, -- but then he ran into some trouble against the bottom of the Giants' order. First he plunked light-hitting Gregor Blanco, and then he walked light-hitting Brandon Crawford. That brought up a respite in hitting-like-pitcher Vogelsong, who moved the runners up one base apiece with a sacrifice bunt.

And the sacrifice worked when leadoff man Angel Pagan lifted a fly ball to medium-depth center field, plenty deep enough to score fast-running Blanco from third. Bailey got out of the inning when Marco Scutaro grounded out.

Meanwhile, Vogelsong looked shaky once more, issuing consecutive two-out walks to Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick. Once again, Dave Righetti made his way to the mound. Once again, he discussed pitching things with his pitcher. And with Vogelsong's next pitch, Jay Bruce lifted a high fly ball that Blanco caught while standing astride the left-field line.

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