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Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Daniel Descalso, left, and San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa watch Ishikawa's game-winning home run in the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball's NL Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3, and advanced to the World Series. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.

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Wacha tagged in 9th, Cardinals ousted by Giants

St. Louis Cardinals' Michael Wacha (52) walks off the field as San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa reacts after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Wacha finally got to pitch in this year’s playoffs. Pretty soon, he was gone — and so are the St. Louis Cardinals now.

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Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa reacts after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3 to advance to the World Series.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was the Shot That Shook the Bay.

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Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval reacts after the St. Louis Cardinals turned a double play during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.

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Rangers hire Pirates’ Jeff Banister as new manager

In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister waits to take the field before an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Pirates in Lakeland, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have chosen Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. The person confirmed multiple reports Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, speaking on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement from the Rangers.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

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