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The Giants Win the Pennant!

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    The Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games and advance to the World Series for the first time since 2002.

    The Giants scratched out just enough offense and relied heavily on their bullpen on Saturday night to beat the Phillies, 3 to 2 at Citizens Bank Park.

    The Phillies struck in the bottom of the first inning against Jonathon sanchez, scoring two runs.

    The Giants matched their two in their half of the third with an RBI single from Aubrey Huff and an error by Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard.

    Jonathon Sanchez lasted only two innings after hitting Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in the back with a pitch.

    Utley tossed the ball back to Sanchez and words were exchanged between the two. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown.

    Bruce Bochy decided to pull Sanchez from the game and went to his bullpen five times throughout the game to get the job done.

    Even Tim Lincecum made a relief appearance in this one. It was only the second relief appearance of Lincecum's young career. 

    The biggest hit of the night came in the top of the eighth inning, when Juan Uribe got just enough to drive one over the right field wall and give the Giants the 3-2 lead.

    But the Phillies wouldn't go down without a fight.

    Giants baseball torture it is. Brian Wilson made the five-out save, but it wasn't without excitement in the bottom of the ninth.

    With runners at first and second, Wilson struck out Ryan Howard looking to end the game.
    Game one of the World Series against the Texas Rangers will be in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 27th.

    We will most likely see Tim Lincecum take on the Rangers' ace Cliff Lee.