The Reds allowed eight runs in Game 4, only the fifth time in club postseason history that's happened, with the last time being Game 3 of the 1973 NL Championship Series against the Mets. They've lost all five of those games.
This is the ninth time the Giants have hit three home runs in a postseason game. They last did it in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series against the Angels. They did it five times in the '02 postseason and are 6-3 in such games overall.
Game 4 marked the first time since Game 3 of the 1995 NLCS against the Braves that Reds pitchers surrendered multiple home runs in a postseason game. Mike Leake allowed two, the first time a single Cincinnati pitcher gave up multiple homers in a postseason game since Tom Browning in Game 3 of the 1990 World Series against the A's. It was just the sixth time the Reds allowed three home runs in a postseason game and the first since Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against the Red Sox.
Angel Pagan's first-inning home run was the first leadoff homer in Giants postseason history and only the 27th leadoff homer in a postseason game in baseball history. It's the second of this postseason, with Oakland outfielder Coco Crisp leading off Game 1 of the ALDS with a solo home run against Detroit's Justin Verlander.
Tim Lincecum's 4 1/3 innings of work are the most thrown by a San Francisco Giants reliever in a postseason game since Kirk Rueter in Game 2 of the 2000 NLDS against the Mets. It's just the fourth time since the club moved to San Francisco a Giants reliever has thrown 4 1/3 innings in a postseason game.
Lincecum became just the fourth Giants reliever to strike out six opposing hitters in a postseason game. He's just the second to do it since the franchise moved to San Francisco, with the first being Joe Price, who fanned six Cardinals in Game 5 of the 1987 NLCS.
Pablo Sandoval became the first Giant to have three hits and a home run in a postseason game since Jeff Kent in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series against the Angels.
Brandon Phillips extended his postseason hitting streak to six games with his second-inning single. It's the 16th six-game postseason hitting streak in Reds franchise history.
Joaquin Arias hasn't made a start in the first four games of the NLDS; however, he's gone 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two doubles.
Barry Zito's 2 2/3-inning outing was the 15th time in Giants postseason history a starter went fewer than three innings. It was the shortest outing since Jonathan Sanchez lasted just two innings in Game 6 of the 2010 NLCS against the Phillies.
With the loss in Game 4, Reds manager Dusty Baker is 1-8 in games in which his team had an opportunity to close out a postseason series. His Giants dropped Games 6 and 7 of the 2002 World Series against the Angels, his Cubs lost a total of five close-out games between the 2003 NLDS against the Braves and the 2003 NLCS against the Marlins, and his Reds dropped the last two games against the Giants.