Orioles 5, Yankees 2 • Matt Wieters homered from both sides of the plate and Baltimore snagged a playoff spot with a win at Yankee Stadium.
Scratch that, Vin Scully has been the unparalleled voice of baseball.
The Giants led the majors with a 57-33 record at the All-Star break. Howard, the last player remaining from the 2008 World Series championship team, was honored in a pregame ceremony. "But now we've picked up some momentum, so let's see what happens". He's unlikely to be available for the wild card round of the playoffs.
Boston slugger David Ortiz, who has been enjoying a farewell tour in the final season of his storied career, will get a chance to go out on top as the Red Sox challenge for what could be a fourth World Series crown this century. It's convenient to attribute the win to the Giants having their backs against the wall, something that was said frequently amidst the jubilant celebration.
"That's what makes this so special". "We were missing a couple of guys and we were sputtering offensively, trying to get this bullpen in order". They'll play Friday at Washington in the National League Division Series, but will be without the longest tenured member of their team.
The winners of World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 became the last National League team to enter the 2016 postseason dance with a 7-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
"I think we maintained a pretty good belief that we would be here", said Brandon Crawford, protective goggles on forehead.
The ballpark by the Bay was awash with the historic sight of Giants fans cheering a Los Angeles sports icon.
In Phoenix, pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted Arizona over San Diego. Nobody scored fewer runs during that time or blew as many saves. Romo's been there for the previous three, and with a sly grin that usually accompanies the consumption of free alcohol, said he's ready for another go-around.
Giants: San Francisco will travel east on Monday morning.
San Francisco then added three in the second after Conor Gillaspie followed a one-out single by Panik with a double. He walked two and struck out three.
Kershaw (12-4) gave up three runs, two of them unearned, in seven innings. "It's too bad that my season ended on a bad note".
The Giants tacked on two runs against the Dodgers' seventh pitcher, Joe Blanton, in the eighth. Posey drove in another run on a line drive in the second to cap a three-run frame, making it 5-0. "I just don't want any carry over from this past road trip".