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Giants are one win from World Series with 6-4 victory over Cardinals
Giants are one win from World Series with 6-4 victory over Cardinals

The aces went down in a hurry this October. Clayton Kershaw and David Price, gone. Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, done. Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander, out. Jered Weaver and Jordan Zimmermann, see you in spring training. The best starting pitcher remaining in the playoffs, as legitimate an ace as any of those guys, is Madison Bumgarner. The San Francisco Giants could not have planned this any better. They are one victory from their third World Series in five years. Bumgarner starts Thursday, at home. “Both of those things are really good for us,” Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong said. “But you can't win or lose the game on paper.” The St. Louis...

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