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The Giants stole victory from the Nationals in historic fashion

The Giants stole victory from the Nationals in historic fashion

The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals played the equivalent of two games Saturday night, but it only resulted in one win.

Behind a dominant performance from starter Jordan Zimmerman, the Nats took a 1-0 lead into the ninth. But after recording the first two outs, the Nats gave up a walk, a single, and a double, allowing the Giants to plate one run and tie things up.

Neither team would score again until the 18th inning, when Brandon Belt went deep.

The 18 innings tied an MLB postseason record. And at six hours and 23 minutes, it was the longest ever playoff game.

The Nationals, who blew three chances to end the game in the ninth, are winless in the postseason and sit a single loss from elimination.