May 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT

Romo Blows Save, but Giants Walk-Off Anyway to Avoid Sweep

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The San Francisco Giants have had a rocky ride this year, and they have been swept twice. Luckily for them, they were able to avoid a third sweep.

Sergio Romo blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth, but a 10th inning-rally, finished off by an Andres Torres single, gave the Giants the victory.

Barry Zito threw seven innings of one-run ball, and was helped out by a Hunter Pence home run.

Pence hit a line drive into left field in the second inning, and the ball left the yard to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. Kevin Fransden answered in the fourth with a bomb of his own, but Philadelphia lost the lead.

Marco Scutaro hit a bloop single into center field to score Gregor Blanco in the fifth inning. Blanco reached on a sharp line-drive single with two outs, and Scutaro got his hit to land in front of center fielder Ben Revere, who was playing deep.

Zito, who induced weak contact all game, helped himself with the bat as well. He hit a hard ground ball into right field for a base hit, scoring Brandon Belt.

However, Romo would relinquish the lead in a hurry, as he allowed a Chase Utley RBI single and a Delmon Young sacrifice fly to tie the game.

In the end, the Giants were able to come away with the victory and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Phillies.

Now, the 20-14 Giants have a four-game series against the red-hot Braves.

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