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.