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Resilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDS

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after pitching the Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card baseball playoff game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion.

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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a grand slam off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (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.

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Tracy, Bell among 7 candidates named by D-Backs

PHOENIX (AP) — Well-traveled former manager Jim Tracy and ex-Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jay Bell are among seven candidates identified by the team to be interviewed to replace the fired Kirk Gibson.

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A’s part ways a day after 12-inning loss to Royals

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) is hugged by designated hitter Adam Dunn after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Athletics won 4-0, clinching a playoff spot. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics’ season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

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Pirates carry 3 catchers to protect hobbled Martin

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence catches a ball during batting practice before the NL Wild Card Playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates opted for depth at catcher while the San Francisco Giants lengthened their bullpen for Wednesday night’s NL wild-card game.

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