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Resilient Giants Rock Pirates to Earn Spot in NLDS

Resilient Giants Rock Pirates to Earn Spot in NLDS

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Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion.
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  • Bucs don't pout after rout, reflect fondly on season

    Bucs don't pout after rout, reflect fondly on season

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Wednesday night's 8-0 loss to the Giants was a rough way for the Pirates to end their season, but they didn't lose sight of the successes they had together along the way in 2014, when they finished second to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National Leagu…
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  • Fade to black: Pirates fall in Wild Card shutout

    Fade to black: Pirates fall in Wild Card shutout

    After two days of plots, subplots and plotting, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford boiled the National League Wild Card Game down to a one-act drama. He took Edinson Volquez out of PNC Park, and took that notorious PNC Park crowd out of the game. Crawfor…
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  • NL wild card: Bumgarner and Crawford help Giants overpower Pira…

    NL wild card: Bumgarner and Crawford help Giants overpower Pirates

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 5 hours ago
    It didn't pack the same punch as Tuesday's AL wild-card game, but the San Francisco Giants were happy to avoid the drama. Thanks to Madison Bumgarner's masterful complete-game performance and Brandon Crawford's fourth-inning grand slam, they cruised pas…
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  • Policeman perplexed after finding silver-haired Pirates fan in …

    Policeman perplexed after finding silver-haired Pirates fan in Giants dugout

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    Not only do the Pittsburgh Pirates have their hands full with the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild-card game, but apparently they're letting the U.S. Secret Service handle security at PNC Park. In the second inning Wednesday night, an ol…
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  • Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

    Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    A look at the five most important questions heading into the NL wild-card game between the Giants and the Pirates.
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  • Healthy LA swaggers into rematch vs. Cardinals

    Healthy LA swaggers into rematch vs. Cardinals

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    The Dodgers were far from at full strength when they fell to the Cardinals in six games last year in the NLCS. This year, L.A. is ready to turn the tables on St. Louis.
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  • Cardinals' Wacha in bullpen to start NLDS

    Cardinals' Wacha in bullpen to start NLDS

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL Division Series.
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  • Hurdle opts to fortify 'pen for Wild Card roster

    Hurdle opts to fortify 'pen for Wild Card roster

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    John Holdzkom and left-hander Bobby LaFromboise were included on the Pirates' roster for Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the Giants at PNC Park, as announced by manager Clint Hurdle. Holdzkom and LaFromboise, both September call…
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  • The Pirates Were One Of The Unluckiest (And Best) Teams In Base…

    The Pirates Were One Of The Unluckiest (And Best) Teams In Baseball

    deadspin.com 17 hours ago
    Pittsburgh hosts its second straight National League play-in game tonight. The Pirates will host the Giants, with both teams finishing the regular season at at 88-74—which doesn't mean they were necessarily equal this year. While the one-game format ren…
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  • Video - NL Wild-Card Preview 02:30

    NL Wild-Card Preview

    Oct 1
    Doug Glanville and Red Sox catcher David Ross preview the matchup between the Giants and Pirates and make their predictions.
  • Video - Giants Shut Out Pirates In NL Wild-Card Game 03:13

    Giants Shut Out Pirates In NL Wild-Card Game

    Oct 1
    Highlight Of The Night: Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hit complete game, and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam to lead the Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pirates. They will face the Nationals in the NL Division Series.
  • Video - Crawford's Grand Slam Helps Giants Top Pirates 01:16

    Crawford's Grand Slam Helps Giants Top Pirates

    Oct 1
    Brandon Crawford discusses the grand slam he hit in the Giants' 8-0 win over the Pirates.
  • Video - Bumgarner On Giants' Wild Card Win 01:37

    Bumgarner On Giants' Wild Card Win

    Oct 1
    Madison Bumgarner talks after pitching the Giants past the Pirates 8-0.

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