CINCINNATI The Giants announced that Madison Bumgarner would start Sunday's Game 1 in the National League Championship Series followed by Ryan Vogelsong in Game 2.
The team headed to Cincinnati's airport Friday night not knowing to what city they were going. It wasn't until the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 9-7 did the Giants point the plane home to San Francisco for home-field advantage.
The Giants clinched a spot in the NLCS on Thursday, winning a third straight game over the Reds to complete a historic comeback.
The Giants never checked out of their downtown hotel and were awaiting the winner of the other National League Division Series.
If the top-seeded Nationals had won Friday night, the Giants would have flown to Washington.
Meanwhile, suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera was reinstated by Major League Baseball, but the Giants announced that his status with the club remains unchanged.
Cabrera was added to the 40-man roster but will not be activated. His 50-game suspension for use of a banned substance ended when the Giants won Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday.
Cabrera was suspended Aug. 15. The Giants announced in September that Cabrera would not return this season. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the Giants outrighted outfielder Justin Christian and reliever Shane Loux to Triple-A Fresno's roster.
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