In an act of sportsmanship, video on YouTube shows a Saint Louis Cardinals fan swimming into the water near Jack London Square in Oakland, in an attempt to save a Giants fan’s ticket.
Every Giants fan in attendance Thursday took home cherished memories of a magical night, but the game was particularly significant for one little fan who won’t remember a single thing about the game.
It’s a script ready-made for Hollywood: longtime ballplayer facing the end of his career struggling in the minor leagues after short-lived stints on major league clubs, getting another chance with the team that originally drafted him – and etching his name into history with a pennant-clinching home run.
San Francisco police say a person suffered a broken nose and a gunshot went off during a fight near AT&T Park after the Giants’ victory.
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
The 25-year-old lefty tossed eight solid innings in Game 5 and took home the prize after San Francisco rallied for a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Travis Ishikawa’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
The Giants need one more win to return to the World Series and they send their ace to the mound Thursday night – but before you click on Craigslist hoping to find some semi-affordable seats for the World Series, keep this in mind: The Giants are favored by Las Vegas oddsmakers Thursday, and those guys have been wrong pretty much the entire MLB Postseason.
Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
The Giants claimed Game 3 in the NLCS with a 10th inning walk-off bunt and error.
The San Francisco Giants will take the field at AT&T Park Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series after a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings Tuesday.