Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series.
Third baseman Scott Rolen's two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn't shake 17 years of home postseason futility.
The Giants avoided a sweep in Game 3, cutting their division series deficit to 2-1.
Rolen, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, couldn't come up with Joaquin Arias' short-hop grounder, bobbled it and threw late to first.
''I've gone through the play many times in my mind between then and now, and I think I would play it the same way,'' Rolen said. ''It hit my glove. I just couldn't get it to stick.''
The Giants managed only three hits against Homer Bailey and Reds relievers, but got two of them in the 10th - along with a passed ball by Ryan Hanigan - to pull it out. San Francisco won despite striking out 16 times.
''We kept scratching and clawing down two games to n...