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San Francisco Giants
Buster Posey insisted all along -- even after San Francisco lost the first two at home -- that his team was far from done, no matter how long the odds.
Turns out, he was right. And the NL batting champion had a lot to do with this most Giant comeback.
Posey hit the third grand slam in Giants postseason history on Thursday, and San Francisco pulled off an unprecedented revival, moving into the championship series with a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
They'll play either Washington or St. Louis for the NL pennant starting Sunday.
"We could go up against anybody at any time," shortstop Brandon Crawford said. "Being down 2-0 and coming back and winning three at their place, it's an unbelievable feeling."
The Giants became only the eighth team to win a five-game playoff series after falling behind 2-0. Major League Baseball's changed playoff format this season allowed them to become the first to take a best-of-five by winning the last three on ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Buster Posey came to Cincinnati wondering whether the San Francisco Giants were long for the postseason. Down 2-0 in the best-of-five National League Division Series to the Cincinnati Reds, Posey, a leading candidate for the league's MVP award in his first season back from a serious ankle injury, had been scuffling at the plate with a 3-for-17 start in the first four-plus games...
CLEARS THE BASES
Tweet The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants are currently playing the deciding game of their best-of-5 series today to advance to the NL championship series. The Giants were up 2-0 in the 5th inning before catcher Buster Posey did this off of Reds starter Mat Latos: Your browser does not support iframes. The Reds [...]
Melky Cabrera was in the middle of an MVP-type season for the San Francisco Giants in 2012, when it was revealed that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on August 15.
Cabrera has now served that suspension and was reinstated to the Giants’ 40-man roster on Friday, which means he is technically eligible to...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Buster Posey hit the third grand slam in Giants' postseason history, and San Francisco completed its startling comeback by holding off the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Thursday in the decisive Game 5 of the NL division series.
The Giants won the final three games, all in Cincinnati, and advanced to the NL championship series. They will face either St. Louis or Washington...
On Wednesday night Tim Lincecum all but saved the San Francisco Giants’ season by tossing 4.1 innings of relief against the Cincinnati Reds, after starter Barry Zito checked out after just 2.2 innings. Lincecum was brilliant and got the win in Game 4 of the NLDS to extend San Francisco’s season after an 8-3 road victory.
Now that Lincecum has shown that he can still bring it...
"Now I know what chicks feel like" is what my man Tim Lincecum said last night when he got a champagne facial after the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds and moved on to the NLDS. He then dropped a little F bomb at the end of the video to cap it off. That's why cameras in these kind of moments are the best. Honestly can't believe we didn't hear anything...
Tim Lincecum, reliever. Sounds pretty good after all. Lincecum was demoted to the bullpen for the playoffs because his numbers were worse than Barry Zito's (especially late in the season), but the two-time Cy Young Award winner made a huge impact Wednesday in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Out of the bullpen, he threw 4 1/3 innings for the win in the Giants...
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the NL championship series at home Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Manager Bruce Bochy chose right-hander Ryan Vogelsong as his Game 2 starter for Monday.
The Giants waited out the ending of the wild-card Cardinals' thrilling comeback at Washington on their team plane in Cincinnati before heading home to the Bay Area...
CINCINNATI What was once a monumental advantage for the Cincinnati Reds is now reduced to a sliver of an advantage over the San Francisco Giants.
It some would say: "Advantage, San Francisco."
That's because momentum is pushing hard behind the Giants after their 8-3 victory over the Reds Wednesday in Grat American Ball Park.
The significance. The best-of-five series...
"Now I know what chicks feel like," San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum after having celebratory champagne sprayed all over his face and neck following the team's NLDS win over the...
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You know damn well that if Angel Pagan was wearing a Mets uniform the ball would have rolled to the wall, everybody on the planet earth would have scored, and Pagan would still be in left center field asking somebody what the fastest route to the ball was. Instead, he's a San Francisco Giant and this ball landed softly in his glove, and the Giants completed their comeback, winning...
San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by
Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a
positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants'
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday, evening their NL division series at 2-all.
The Giants can complete an unprecedented comeback on Thursday. No team has recovered from a 2-0 deficit in...
Well, the San Francisco Giants are the first of the postseason teams to move on, eliminating the Reds in Game 5. The Washington Nationals are fighting for their lives right now against the Cards, and tonight Baltimore and the Yanks and the A's and Tigers both have match-ups. What I find interesting is that not a single division series was a sweep. Every single one of them has...
CINCINNATI -- The San Francisco Giants staved off elimination for a second consecutive day, and have forced a decisive Game 5 in the National League Division Series. Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval homered on Wednesday, lifting the Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 4 of the division series at Great American Ball Park. Barry Zito lasted...