10/10/12 8:26 PM ET
Did you know? NLDS Game 3: Giants 2, Reds 1
By Vinnie Duber / MLB.com
It's the second time the Giants have accomplished this feat, defeating the Marlins, 2-0, in Game 1 of the 2003 NLDS on just three hits. They were also on the losing side of the first such occurrence, when the Yankees beat the New York Giants, 3-0, in Game 2 of the 1921 World Series on three hits.
For the second time this postseason, a team won a game with only one RBI. The Tigers' 3-1 Game 1 win over the A's in the ALDS was the first.
Scott Rolen's 10th-inning error was the seventh of his career in the postseason and his fourth in his last five postseason games.
Homer Bailey became the 12th pitcher to start an Division Series game in the same season he threw a no-hitter. It's the second time that has happened in this series, as Matt Cain started for the Giants in Game 1. Bailey becomes the fourth of these pitchers to earn no decision in their start. The other three are Detroit's Justin Verlander (2011), Tampa Bay's Matt Garza ('10) and Florida's Kevin Brown (1997).
Giants hitters struck out 16 times in Game 3, the second most in a postseason game in franchise history. The Giants struck out 17 times against the Mets in Game 3 of the 2000 NLDS, which went 13 innings.
The 16 K's by Reds pitchers set a franchise record for the most strikeouts in a postseason game, eclipsing the previous high of 12, set in Game 1 of the 1990 NLCS against the Pirates.
The Giants are the fifth team to win a postseason game while striking out 16 times. The last to do so were the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 ALDS against the Twins.
Bailey's 10 strikeouts were the most in a postseason game by a Cincinnati pitcher. It was the third 10-strikeout game by a starting pitcher of the 2012 postseason, joining Verlander and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce each picked up a hit in the first inning of Game 3, extending their postseason hitting streaks to five games apiece. These are the 24th and 25th five-game postseason hitting streaks in Reds history.
Phillips' first-inning single was his sixth hit of the postseason. It tied him for the most hits by a Reds player in the first three games of a postseason. Paul O'Neill had six in 1990, Dave Concepcion in 1979 and Pete Rose in both 1972 and '76.
Jonathan Broxton took the loss in Game 3, his 15th career postseason appearance. He's now 0-3 in those games, allowing eight runs in 16 1/3 innings. The game-winning run in Game 3 was unearned, so Broxton's postseason ERA dropped to 3.86.
Vinnie Duber is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.