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Belt’s HR in 18th lifts Giants over Nationals, lead 2-0

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.

It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes,

Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild-card Giants tied it on Pablo Sandoval’s RBI double, then saw Nationals manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ejected in the 10th.

Yusmeiro Petit entered in the 12th and threw six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven, to earn the win. Hunter Strickland got the save.

Game 3 is Monday in San Francisco.