Giants Complete NLCS Comeback

by Jason Epstein

All hail the Giants, champions of the National League, after a 9–0 whitewash of the Cardinals!

 

In coming back from a 3–1 NLCS deficit, San Francisco outscored St. Louis 20–1 in the final three games, and will now host the Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday evening.

Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, and Matt Cain combined to allow a single run in 20 1/3 innings in Games 5 through 7.

Marco Scutaro, who arrived in the Bay Area shortly before the July 31 trade deadline, was named MVP. He had collected 14 hits over the seven games, tying a LCS record.