Curtis Granderson

Bumgarner, Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets, 3-0; Cubs next

Bumgarner, Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets, 3-0; Cubs next

Nobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. 

Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between aces, and injury substitute Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night. 

Gillaspie connected off All-Star closer Jeurys Familia, who led the majors this year with a club-record 51 saves while allowing only one home run. 

With their ninth consecutive victory when facing postseason elimination, manager Bruce Bochy and the Giants advanced to face the...

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