Giants endure, take 2-0 NLDS lead over Nats
Nationals get on board first
Asdrubal Cabrera led off the bottom of the third inning with a double into the left field corner and moved to third on on a ground out to first by Denard Span. Anthony Rendon brought him home with a single to left, giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead on Tim Hudson.
Hard time figuring Zimmermann out
Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann held the Giants scoreless through eight innings. He retired the first two in the ninth, but gave up a walk to Joe Panik and was pulled from the game by manager Matt Williams.
Hudson pitches into eighth
Tim Hudson pitched well, but didn't get any run support. The Giants starter began the eighth inning and after getting the first out, gave up a single to Anthony Rendon. Bruce Bochy decided that was enough and took the ball from Hudson. His final line: 7.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.
Rendon drives Giants crazy
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 4-for-7 and drove in the first run of the game in the third inning with a single off of Giants starter Tim Hudson.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval clubs one off Drew Storen to a gap in left field, driving in second baseman Joe Panik for the game-tying run in the ninth.
Third base coach Tim Flannery signaled catcher Buster Posey home after Pablo Sandoval's knock to left. The ruling on the field was that Posey was tagged out, and after official review, the call was upheld.
Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera gets in the face of the umpire after striking out in the bottom of the 10th inning. He was tossed from the game.
Nationals manager Matt Williams was ejected from the game for disputing the call with the home plate umpire after Asdrubal Cabrera struck out.
Anxiety sets in
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond strikes out to end the 16th inning, and Washington grows tired of the stalemate.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence reacts after striking out to end the 17th inning in Game 2 of the NLDS vs. the Nationals.
Belt finishes it
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt cranked one to the right field bleachers, giving San Francisco a 2-1 lead in the 18th and the win.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is embraced by his teammates and staff after knocking one into the bleachers at Nationals Park.