Giants vs. Reds: 6 Biggest Matchups in Game 5 of NLDS

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Giants vs. Reds: 6 Biggest Matchups in Game 5 of NLDS
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It’s come down to Game 5 in Cincinnati. The San Francisco Giants rallied back to even the series 2-2 and will send Matt Cain to face Mat Latos of the Reds.

Latos has owned the Giants for most of his career, going 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in his two starts against San Francisco this season. When Johnny Cueto left Game 1 of this series, he came in and gave up four hits and a home run in four innings of work at AT&T Park.

Matt Cain hasn’t been as successful against the Reds. He lost both of his starts this season, finishing with a 5.54 ERA in 13 innings. In Game 1, he gave up three runs and two homers in just five innings of work. 

Few Giants have very good numbers against Latos, so it will come down to timely hitting and who can come through in Game 5.

The Reds will be looking to do the same thing behind another dominant performance out of their ace. 

Here are three key players from each team that will have a huge impact on Game 5 of this divisional series.

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