The San Francisco Giants pulled on gray NL West champion shirts and white caps, then took a victory lap around AT&T Park slapping high-fives with any fans they could reach.
The Giants have needed every face in their clubhouse and every ounce of support from their city. They lost All-Star closer Brian Wilson in April to season-ending elbow surgery, and top hitter Melky Cabrera to a 50-game drug suspension in August. They lost Pablo Sandoval to the disabled list twice, and second baseman Freddy Sanchez for the year months ago.
And, still, San Francisco won and won.
Madison Bumgarner pitched the Giants to their second division title in three years and newcomer Marco Scutaro had three hits and three RBI in an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
''It's almost like we take it personally when people say we're going to kind of fade away,'' first baseman Brandon Belt said. ''When somebody goes down, it seems the whole team just kind of picks it up and takes over....