Buster Posey Grand Slam: Giants Star Lifts San Francisco To Game 5 Victory Over Reds (VIDEO)

10/11/2012 06:07 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

The Cincinnati Reds got busted.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five NLDS against the San Francisco Giants, the Reds found themselves forced into a Game 5. In the winer-take-all contest, Giants All-Star Buster Posey took it all.

In the top of the fifth with the Giants already ahead 2-0 and the bases loaded, the 25-year-old NL batting champion absolutely crushed a 94-mph cutter that Reds pitcher Mat Latos grooved right down the middle of the strike zone. Latos appeared to know where the ball was headed, as he didn't even turn around and watch it soar.

Instead, Latos merely took a couple steps forward as Posey watched his grand slam reach the second deck at Great American Ball Park, giving San Francisco a 6-0 lead.

It was the third grand slam in Giants' postseason history and sent them on their way to a 6-4 win.


NLDS Game 5 - Giants v. Reds