Bumgarner Leads Giants Over Pirates [VIDEO]
Brandon Crawford's grand slam backed the four-hit pitching of Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants shut out the Pirates, 8-0, in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.
After both teams were held scoreless through three innings, Crawford smashed a grand slam off Edinson Volquez over the right field wall in the fourth. Bumgarner didn't need any further support as he struck out 10 Pirates while hurling a complete game masterpiece. The Giants tacked on four runs to account for the final score.
San Francisco advanced to face the Washington Nationals on Friday in Game 1 of the teams' National League Division Series. The Pirates ended their season. They advanced in the play-in game in 2013.
Here is a look at the schedule for the first four days of divisional play.
Thursday, October 2
5:30 PM ALDS Gm 1 Tigers @ Orioles Scherzer (18-5), Tillman (13-6)
9:00 PM ALDS Gm 1 Royals @ Angels Vargas (11-10), Weaver (18-9)
Friday, October 3
6:30 PM NLDS Gm 1 Cardinals @ Dodgers Wainwright (20-9), Kershaw (21-3)
3:00 PM NLDS Gm 1 Giants @ Nationals Pitchers TBD
12:00 PM ALDS Gm 2 Tigers @ Orioles Verlander (15-12), TBD
9:30 PM ALDS Gm 2 Royals @ Angels Ventura (14-10), Shoemaker (16-4)
Saturday, October 4
9:30 PM NLDS Gm 2 Cardinals @ Dodgers Lynn (15-10), TBD
5:30 PM NLDS Gm 2 Giants @ Nationals Pitchers TBD
Sunday, October 5
3:30 PM ALDS Gm 3 Orioles @ Tigers TBD, Price (15-12)
7:30 PM ALDS Gm 3 Angels @ Royals Wilson (13-10), Shields (14-8)