CINCINNATI - So many unusual things moved San Francisco to the verge of an unprecedented comeback Wednesday in its National League division series with Cincinnati.
Angel Pagan connected on the second pitch of the game. A Giants team that finished last in home runs hit three. Tim Lincecum pitched like a two-time Cy Young Award winner - this time, out of the bullpen.
Pagan hit the first leadoff homer in Giants postseason history, and Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval delivered later for an 8-3 victory over the Reds to even their division series at two games apiece.