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Oct 11, 2012 5:07 PM by Andrew Masuda

Giants beat Reds 6-4, win NLDS on Posey's slam

CINCINNATI (AP) - Buster Posey hit the third grand slam in Giants' postseason history, and San Francisco completed its startling comeback by holding off the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Thursday in the decisive Game 5 of the NL division series.

The Giants won the final three games, all in Cincinnati, and advanced to the NL championship series. They will face either St. Louis or Washington. They are the first National League team to overcome a 0-2 deficit to win a Division Series.

Ahead 6-0, San Francisco saw the Reds rally throughout the late innings. Cincinnati scored once in the ninth before Sergio Romo struck out Scott Rolen with two runners on base to end it.

The Giants will face either Washington or St. Louis in the Championship Series. The Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-1 on a walk-off home run from Jason Werth to force a game 5 on Friday. If St. Louis wins, the Giants will open the series at home on Sunday. If the Nationals win, they will host San Francisco for game one on Sunday.

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