Giants Win In Ninth, Go Up 3-1

(AP) SAN FRANCISCO – Juan Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off reliever Roy Oswalt with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants moved within one win of the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.

Aubrey Huff singled with one out in the ninth and took third when Buster Posey singled for his fourth hit of the game. Uribe hit a medium-deep fly, leaving left fielder Ben Francisco with no chance to get the sliding Huff.

The Phillies, the two-time defending NL champions with the best record in the majors this year, are suddenly on the brink of elimination. They’ll send Roy Halladay against Tim Lincecum in Game 5 Thursday night — it’s a rematch of aces that Lincecum won in the opener.

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