Giants extend streak of postseason wins to 10 games

Panda's playoff hit streak stands at 13 after clutch double in ninth

Giants extend streak of postseason wins to 10 games

WASHINGTON -- The San Francisco Giants extended their National League-record streak of postseason wins to 10 with a 2-1 victory in 18 innings over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Game 2 of the NL Division Series on Saturday night.

And that leaves the Giants one win away from advancing to the NL Championship Series against either the Dodgers or the Cardinals.

  Date Time Matchup Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 3   SF 3, WAS 2 video
Gm 2 Oct. 4   SF 2, WAS 1 (18 inn.) video
Gm 3 Oct. 6   WAS 4, SF 1 video
Gm 4 Oct. 7   SF 3, WAS 2 video

San Francisco did it, in part, because third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit in his 13th consecutive playoff game. That's the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and adds to his franchise record. The hit that kept the streak alive was the ninth-inning double that scored Joe Panik from second with the tying run, giving the Giants the opportunity to win in extra innings.

Despite going 1-for-7 in the game, Sandoval is still 21-for-57 (.368) since his last hitless postseason game.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.