SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aaron Rowand drove in the winning run with
two outs in the 13th inning, salvaging the San Francisco Giants'
home opener and unbeaten season with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta
Braves on Friday.
It was the fifth game-ending hit of his career and scored Juan
Uribe, who drew a one-out walk from Kris Medlen (0-1) before
stealing second. Uribe went to third on catcher Brian McCann's
throwing error, and Rowand brought him home.
Jeremy Affeldt (2-0) pitched one inning for the win in the
longest game in the majors this season and the longest home opener
in San Francisco history.
Edgar Renteria hit a tying two-run homer off Braves closer Billy
Wagner with one out in the ninth. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox was
ejected in the top of the 13th for arguing balls and strikes, the
154th ejection of his career.
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