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Joe Panik gives Giants 4-3 win with two-run walk-off single vs. Braves

Joe Panik gives Giants 4-3 win with two-run walk-off single vs. Braves

The San Francisco Giants were on the verge of their 27th loss of the season.

But second baseman Joe Panik had other ideas Tuesday night.

With runners on second and third base and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Panik roped a single to right field. Kevin Pillar scored from third, and pinch-runner Mac Williamson beat the throw from Braves right fielder Nick Markakis, giving the Giants a dramatic 4-3 win.

What little crowd remained at Oracle Park on a damp evening went crazy.

It was Panik's third career walk-off hit.

The Giants now are 21-26 on the season.

Shaun Anderson 'wanted that seventh' in Giants' 3-2 loss to D-backs

Shaun Anderson 'wanted that seventh' in Giants' 3-2 loss to D-backs

Giants starter Shaun Anderson needed just 81 pitches to get through six innings Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

With the game in the balance and the pitcher's spot due up fourth in the top of the seventh, no one would have blamed Bruce Bochy for pinch-hitting for Anderson. But the Giants skipper let the rookie hit for himself and sent Anderson back out to start the bottom of the seventh.

"He got better as he went [along], and he was better early today," Bochy told reporters after the Giants' 3-2 extra-innings loss in Arizona. "The kid did a real nice job. That's why I let him hit there with two outs, nobody on. He was throwing the ball really well, did a great job in this ballpark."

Eduardo Escobar led off with a single, and Christian Walker followed with a ground-rule double. At that point, Bochy knew it was time to take out Anderson.

"You love his makeup, the way he battles out there -- he keeps his poise," Bochy said of Anderson. "I said earlier, he's got the strength and stamina you like from a starter. He maintains his stuff deep in the game."

Anderson was attempting to get through seven innings for just the second time in his young career. Instead, he went six-plus innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs, walking one and striking out two on 93 pitches.

"I felt great," Anderson told reporters. "We were going to attack Escobar. He got a hit. And I felt good about facing Walker, too. I was going to get a ground-ball double play, and and he ended up getting a hit. But overall, I felt great. I wanted that seventh."

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Anderson appreciated the faith Bochy showed in him to try to get through the seventh inning of a tie game.

"I hope I can continue to bring that confidence for him, and he can continue to have me roll out there for the seventh," Anderson said. "I wanted that seventh. He and I both knew that."

Giants vs. Diamondbacks lineups: Alex Dickerson looks to remain hot

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Giants vs. Diamondbacks lineups: Alex Dickerson looks to remain hot

The Diamondbacks have a problem -- his name is Alex Dickerson. 

The #ForeverGiant after just two days of being on the team has four extra-base hits and tallied nine RBIs -- the most by any player in their first two games with the Giants.

Not to mention, Dickerson was hitting just .176 in his first six games at the Triple-A level. He returns to the lineup batting in the seventh slot as the Giants finish up the series against Arizona in Phoenix.

Unfortunately, the Giants have one problem to deal with as well -- Merrill Kelly. He was sensational against the Orange and Black in his last outing, shutting them out in 5 1/3 innings.

Here are how the lineups look to shape up on Sunday. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app.

San Francisco Giants (33-42)

Joe Panik, 2B
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Brandon Belt, 1B
Stephen Vogt, C
Kevin Pillar, CF
Alex Dickerson, LF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Shaun Anderson, P (2-2, 4.08 ERA)

Arizona Diamondbacks (38-40)

Tim Locastro, CF
Ildemaro Vargas, 2B
David Peralta, LF
Adam Jones, RF
Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Christian Walker, 1B
Nick Ahmed, SS
Caleb Joseph, C
Merrill Kelly, P (7-7, 3.99 ERA)