Giants Advance to NLDS After Wild Card Win Over Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have advanced to the National League Division Series after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the Wild Card elimination game.

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was dominant, pitching a complete game shutout and striking out 10 batters.

San Franciso's offense was led by Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt. Crawford smacked a grand slam in the fourth inning to give the Giants its first runs on the board. Belt knocked in three runs on two hits.

The Giants will now face No. 1 seed Washington Nationals in the NLDS. Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and Nationals is scheduled for Friday.

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