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Reds vs. Giants: 3 Reasons San Francisco's Momentum Is Now Unstoppable
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Joaquin Arias makes his presence felt in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Joaquin Arias hit two doubles. Pablo Sandoval creamed a two-run home run. Tim Lincecum pitched four-plus innings and yielded one run. The list of players on San Francisco's roster who contributed to their 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds is not a short one, although some of the names might surprise you.

What happened Wednesday afternoon at the Great American Ball Park has set the San Francisco Giants up to accomplish a feat no other National League team has ever achieved in a division series. Coming into Cincinnati, the Giants were a sorry lot. They'd just endured a 9-0 drubbing from the Reds on their home turf. 

Now, two improbable wins later, the momentum has shifted to San Francisco. The bats they so desperately missed in Games 1 and 2 have reappeared, albeit partially in unlikely hands. Their bullpen, the stalwart of the team's 2010 championship run, has been razor sharp so far. But there are more reasons than these to believe that the Giants may not be finished with this postseason.

Let's take a look at three factors that make San Francisco poised to be unstoppable.

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