Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/15/13
Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday. Down to his last strike, Sanchez connected off Nationals closer Rafael Soriano (2-3) on a full-count pitch. The drive landed just inside the right field foul pole in the second deck. Sergio Romo worked a scoreless bottom half for his 29th save. Javier Lopez (2-2) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. The loss snapped Washington's five-game winning streak and spoiled Dan Haren's six-inning, one-run effort. Ian Desmond doubled home two runs and Jayson Werth added two hits for the Nationals. Brandon Belt homered for the Giants and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs in the third inning, all with two outs. San Francisco snapped a three-game losing streak. Since coming off the 15-day disabled list on July 8, Haren has a 3.20 ERA in seven starts. Vogelsong labo...
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