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Madison Bumgarner nearly goes distance in Giants' 3-0 win over Cardinals
Madison Bumgarner nearly goes distance in Giants' 3-0 win over Cardinals

This is not the postseason of the ace. If pitching wins in October, the best pitching ought to win the most. Not this October. Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher on the planet? Two tries, no wins. Jon Lester and Stephen Strasburg? One try for each, no wins. The Detroit Tigers' Cy Young Award trio of Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and David Price? One game for each, one series sweep, no wins. Adam Wainwright, top gun among the St. Louis Cardinals? He has started twice this postseason, and he has yet to make it out of the fifth inning. His team won the first game, but only because Kershaw had the more spectacular meltdown. Wainwright tried again Saturday, this time without a...

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