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Ankiel's Splash HR Lifts Braves Over Giants in 11
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rick Ankiel splashed a tiebreaking home run into McCovey Cove in the 11th inning for his first career postseason clout, and the comeback Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Friday night.

The Braves earned 46 come-from-behind victories this season and did it again when it counted in October -- with manager Bobby Cox watching from the clubhouse after his third career postseason ejection way back in the second inning.

Atlanta now heads home to Turner Field for Sunday's Game 3 even at 1-all in the best-of-five NL division series.

Ankiel's drive on a 2-2 pitch from Ramon Ramirez was just the second splash homer in the postseason at 11-year-old AT&T Park.

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