Bumgarner blanks Bucs, Giants into NLDS

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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

A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and propelling San Francisco into the meat of the playoffs. Streaking in May and slumping in September, the Giants are back to their old resilient selves in October.

Hey, it's what they do this time of year.

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AL Batting Average
Rank Name  BA
1 J. Altuve, Hou.341
2 V. Martinez, Det.335
3 M. Brantley, Cle.327
4 A. Beltre, Tex.324
5 J. Abreu, CWS.317
6 R. Cano, Sea.314
7 M. Cabrera, Det.313
8 L. Cain, KC.301
9 M. Cabrera, Tor.301
10 A. Eaton, CWS.300
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name  BA
1 J. Morneau, Col.319
2 J. Harrison, Pit.315
3 A. McCutchen, Pit.314
4 B. Posey, SF.311
5 B. Revere, Phi.306
6 D. Span, Was.302
7 J. Lucroy, Mil.301
8 Y. Puig, LAD.296
9 J. Werth, Was.292
10 S. Castro, ChC.292
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