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.

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals:

PITTSBURGH - San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford hit more than a home run. He hit a mute button.

PITTSBURGH - The chants were deafening and in unison.

Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing.

The San Francisco Giants walked into a stadium filled with rally towels and threw a wet blanket on the whole thing.

The San Francisco Giants will have 10 pitchers available for Wednesday's National League wild card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

It should be a wild atmosphere in Pittsburgh on Wednesday when the Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game at PNC Park.

SAN FRANCISCO - Sergio Romo, the Giants' eccentric relief pitcher, got roped into catching the ceremonial first pitch before a home game in 2010. The team won that night, and the next, and Romo soon embraced the ritual as his own.

Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.



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