Glenn Brummer's steal of home with two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning in St. Louis beat San Francisco.
After one out, reserve catcher Brummer singled to left off reliever Gary Lavelle for his first hit since July 16. Willie McGee singled to left for his fourth hit of the game, and after Julio Gonzalez popped out, Ozzie Smith beat out an infield hit to load the bases. With David Green batting and the count 1-2, Brummer broke for the plate as Lavelle was winding up and barely slid under the tag of Milt May to score the winning run. It was only his second stolen base of the year.
"No one would have ever thought I would steal home in the major leagues," Brummer said, "including me, especially to win a ball game. It has to be the highlight of my career.
"After a couple of pitches, I saw that he (Lavelle) wasn't paying any attention to me."
When Brummer was called safe by umpire Dave Pallone, it touched off a heated argument by the Giants, who argued that Pallone had not called the pitch either a ball or a strike. If the pitch had been strike three, the inning would have been over.
Pallone, however, said he did call the pitch. "The pitch was called a ball," he said. "May never argued the pitch. He was asking if the guy was safe."