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Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion.
PITTSBURGH - The chants were deafening and in unison.
Brandon Crawford hit more than a home run. He hit a mute button.
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A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals:

Fans of the Kansas City Royals, starved from postseason baseball for 29 years, were deservedly rewarded with an epic comeback in a wildly entertaining AL wild card showdown on Tuesday.
Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.
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Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night.
Sonny Gray tossed a shutout to help the Oakland Athletics clinch the American League's final wild card spot with a 4-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

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They were innovative, entertaining pioneers of the local minor-league sports scene. When the Sacramento City Council showed zero interest in housing a ballpark, the late Art Savage crossed the river, promised to bring home a Triple-A franchise and formed a wildly successful partnership with West Sacramento business leaders, citizens and politicians.
In the end, it worked out exactly as the Savage family wanted: The River Cats, their family business and Sacramento’s Triple-A baseball team, will be affiliated with the San Francisco Giants – ending a 15-year partnership with the Oakland A’s.

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