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Giants Lose First Playoff Game Against Cincinnati, 5-2

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Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by third base coach Tim Flannery #1 after Posey hit a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by third base coach Tim Flannery #1 after Posey hit a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game One of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Sam LeCure, Mat Latos and three other relievers shut down San Francisco after Cincinnati lost ace Johnny Cueto in the first inning with a back injury, and the Reds were powered by home runs from Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce to beat the Giants 5-2 in Game 1 of the NL division series Saturday night.

Phillips hit a two-run homer in the third and Bruce added a solo drive leading off the fourth as the Reds overcame losing their 19-game winner.

San Francisco’s Matt Cain allowed his first career postseason earned runs after going untouched during the Giants’ improbable World Series season of 2010.

Reds skipper Dusty Baker earned an emotional win in his return for the playoffs 10 years after managing the Giants within six outs of a championship.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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