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Buster Posey critical to success of Giants

He handled bat, and the pitchers

DETROIT — Buster Posey hugged Sergio Romo, because catchers are supposed to hug their pitchers when they win the World Series. Then he held the baseball aloft and looked for his manager, Bruce Bochy.

Posey, the 25-year-old leader of the San Francisco Giants, wanted to get the ball in responsible hands before one of his hirsute teammates wrestled it away.

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