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1972 NLCS, Game 5: Reds vs. Pirates
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1972 NLCS, Game 5: Reds vs. Pirates

Trailing 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth in the decisive fifth game of the NLCS, the Reds catcher and NL MVP Johnny Bench homered to right field to tie the game. Later in the inning, with two outs and a man on third, Pirates reliever Bob Moose skipped a slider to the back stop, allowing George Foster to dash home and send an ecstatic Cincinnati ball club to the World Series.

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