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MLB: Giants One Win From Pennant, Yankees Stay Alive

San Francisco Giants' Juan Uribe hits a game-winning sacrifice fly during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, 20 Oct 2010
San Francisco Giants' Juan Uribe hits a game-winning sacrifice fly during the ninth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, 20 Oct 2010

Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants are one win away from advancing to the World Series after edging the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

The game was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning when Giants batter Juan Uribe hit a sacrifice fly ball off Phillies reliever Roy Oswalt to drive in teammate Aubrey Huff for the winning run.  San Francisco now holds a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series over the reigning N.L. champion Phillies.

The Giants can clinch the series with a gave five victory on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees avoided elimination from the American League Championship Series by posting a 7-2 rout over the visiting Texas Rangers.  Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning while the Yankees already had a 3-0 lead.  Pitcher C.C. Sabathia gave up just two runs over six innings of work for the win.

The series moves to Arlington, Texas, for Game 6 on Friday, with the Rangers holding a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series over the reigning A.L. and World Series champion Yankees.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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