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    Giants add new chapter to proud history

    The Giants are heading to the World Series for the fourth time in their 53-year San Francisco history, and hopefully for the orange-clad faithful, this one against the Rangers won't end in heartache like the previous three. More >

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    Phillies' bats don't live up to billing in NLCS

    When Ryan Howard was called out on strikes Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, it was so typical of why the Phillies came up short in the National League Championship Series, falling, 3-2, to the Giants, who punched their ticket to the World Series. More >

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    Past is past as Neukom celebrates present

    Champagne and beer cascaded through Bill Neukom's hair, as his players celebrated their National League pennant Saturday night by dousing him with bubbly and brew. More >

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    Giants ride special brand of 'torture' to Series

    Nothing came easy for the Giants, even as they clinched the National League pennant -- and they wouldn't have had it any other way, given how they got to this point. More >

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    Opportunities lost loom large for Phillies

    The Phillies lost more than just a game on Saturday night with their 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Giants in Game 6. Poised with a chance to become the first National League team to claim three consecutive pennants in 66 years, they lost their chance at history and, perhaps, a legitimate dynasty. More >

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    For starters, Giants get clutch relief in clinch

    After starter Jonathan Sanchez lasted only two innings in Game 6, Giants relievers had to work overtime, with starters Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum contributing to the NL pennant-clinching victory. More >

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    Howard's struggles culminate in final out

    Ryan Howard became the latest high-profile slugger to see pennant hopes end with his cleats in the batters' box and his bat glued to his shoulder as he was struck out by Brian Wilson to end Game 6 of the NLCS for a 3-2 loss to the Giants. More >

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    Team effort at heart of Giants' celebration

    It didn't matter who had been here before, or who was savoring pennant-winning champagne for the first time. The scene inside a packed visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night turned Sunday morning was savored by all. More >

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    Superb Ross garners NLCS MVP honors

    Cody Ross, whose powerful clutch hitting carried the Giants to the verge of the National League pennant they wrapped up with Saturday night's 3-2 victory over the Phillies, was named Most Valuable Player of the NL Championship Series. More >

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    Werth's teammates hope he'll return in 2011

    Nearly an hour after the Phillies were eliminated from the postseason with Saturday night's loss to the Giants in Game 6 of the NLCS, Jayson Werth returned to his locker, put his hat on backwards and began walking toward an uncertain future. More >

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    SF wins on Juan swing; Philly KO'd, looking

    Juan Uribe delivered a stunning opposite-field home run to break a tie with two outs in the eighth inning Saturday and lift the Giants to a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the NLCS, which put San Francisco in the World Series. More >

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    Lincecum plans to kick off WS despite relief

    Tim Lincecum pitched to three batters in the eighth inning of the Giants' pennant clincher on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, but don't expect that to preclude him from making what should be his next start on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers. More >

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    Silver lining for Phils: Big Three will be back

    Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt didn't carry the Phillies to a third straight World Series. But here's the thing: H2O will be back in 2011. More >

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    Series foes add fresh chapter to limited history

    The Rangers and Giants don't have a ton of history with each other, so the respective league champions will spend the next few days studying up on each other before the World Series begins on Wednesday. More >

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    Swinging for fences pays off for Uribe

    Juan Uribe insists he wasn't trying to drive the ball the other way. He vows he wasn't sitting on a pitch. No specifics attached, Uribe was just looking to go deep. More >

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    Phillies' World Series hopes dashed by Giants

    Ryan Madson gave up a tiebreaking solo homer to Juan Uribe in the eighth inning and Ryan Howard struck out to end Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday, giving the Giants a 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, ending the Phils' hopes of reaching their third straight World Series. More >

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    Fall Classic champion will be new blood

    The Giants haven't won a World Series in 55 years, while the Rangers have never won one, meaning that the winner of the Fall Classic this year will be a fresh champion in the MLB ranks. More >

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    Here's the catch: Molina faces Giants in WS

    When the Giants clinched the National League pennant on Saturday night, Bengie Molina's past and present converged, and in more ways than one. More >

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    Teammates praise Oswalt's competitiveness

    Roy Oswalt's assessment of his final act of the 2010 season was soured with disappointment. But his teammates seem determined to dwell on the memories of the selfless, competitive spirit he brought long before their season ended with Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Giants in Game 6 of the NLCS. More >

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    Pitch to Uribe clouds Madson's season

    Before Game 6 on Saturday, righty Ryan Madson was Mr. Reliable for the Phillies in the postseason. He was one out away from another gem of an outing. But with one cut fastball, Madson's year turned sour. More >