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Jonathan Sanchez's costly mistake

Giants starter should have used his slider on that fateful pitch to Mitch Moreland

Updated: November 2, 2010, 4:42 PM ET
By Eno Sarris | FanGraphs

The surprising hero of Game 3 was No. 9 hitter Mitch Moreland; there can be no doubt. But his three-run home run in the second inning, the biggest play of the game by most statistics, may have been surprising for reasons that don't immediately come to mind.