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Renteria demonstrates value for Giants

Renteria demonstrates value for Giants

ATLANTA -- Edgar Renteria demonstrated the savvy that prompted the Giants to keep him on their National League Division Series roster when he opened the 10th inning of Game 2 with a deft bunt single.

Noticing that Troy Glaus had just entered the game at third base as part of a double switch, Renteria pushed his bunt in that direction. The ball stopped rolling about halfway up the third-base line, and the less-than-mobile Glaus had no play.

As the runner on third when the Giants had the bases loaded and nobody out with the score tied at 4, Renteria was poised to score the winning run. But Buster Posey grounded into a double play.


"They say you can win games with bunting," Renteria said. "It's not home runs all the time."