Bochy gives Posey partial breather for finale

Bochy gives Posey partial breather for finale

CHICAGO -- Catcher Buster Posey was rested in the Giants' series finale Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, but he still found his way into San Francisco's 10-7, 10-inning victory.

Posey entered the game as part of a double-switch in the ninth inning before providing the Giants with some insurance by smacking an RBI single in the 10th.

"It seems like [some rest] does a lot more for him," manager Bruce Bochy said before the game, aware that Posey was needing some sort of boost.

Posey's batting average had dipped to .211 after an 0-for-10 skid spanning three games prior to Sunday. If his one at-bat and track record in Milwaukee -- the Giants' next stop -- is any indicator, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player will be just fine.

Posey has thrived in Milwaukee. In seven career games at Miller Park, Posey's batting .500 (12-for-24) with six home runs and 15 RBIs.

Chris Haft is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.