The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning.
Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful lesson on the difference in the National League wild-card game.
Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the Giants routed the Pirates, 8-0, on Wednesday night.
After silencing a black-clad crowd hoping for another Pittsburgh playoff run, San Francisco will visit NL East champion Washington in the best-of-five Division Series beginning Friday.
Crawford's shot over the right-field wall in the fourth...