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Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS to advance to the World Series, but they really broke the game open early thanks to a strange play in the third. Right fielder Hunter Pence hit a ball that twisted and turned so much it was befitting of the quirky player he is. Pence swung at the first pitch from...

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The following sentence was buried at the bottom of Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Tim Lincecum, RHP, Giants — He will be available in trade, and it will be interesting to see who bites on the two-time Cy Young winner. Next season will be the last under Lincecum’s current contract with the Giants. Last winter, he signed a 2-year/$40.5 million deal with...

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Sandoval hits 3 HRs in World Series

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Fister, Bumgarner engage in pitching duel: Giants defeat Tigers to take a two game lead in World Series

San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner was looking for a turn- around performance after getting lit up for six runs against the St. Louis Cardinals 12 days ago. He got that, and he came up big. Bumgarner went seven strong innings of 2- hit ball, while striking out eight Tigers batters and holding them scoreless. Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher Doug Fister continued his postseason...

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Fister stays in game after line drive off his head

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