GLENDALE — It took Freddy Sanchez the first 10 years of his
The Burbank High graduate and Glendale Community College alum had three hits Saturday night in Game Six of the 2010
"We're going to the
San Francisco will host the
From his customary second spot in the batting order, the Giants second baseman went three for four on the night with a double and a sacrifice bunt and was in the middle of the team's infield celebration after closer
Sanchez struck out in his first at bat in the top of the first inning, but helped set up the Giants' two-run, third-inning rally that tied the game at 2.
With runners at first and second base and no outs, Sanchez laid down a bunt to advance both runners, one of which would score on
The game would remain deadlocked until
In the top of the ninth, the Giants appeared ready to add to their lead when Sanchez extended a one-out rally with a single. San Francisco would leave the bases loaded.
Sanchez, who spent most of his career with the
He's batting .268 overall in the postseason, which began with a 3-1 series win over the
The Giants have won the World Series five times, but have not done so since moving from New York to San Francisco in 1958, despite three opportunities, with the most recent coming in 2002. Their last World Series win came in 1954.