Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, right, pitched the last five innings on two days' rest.
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) -
Madison Bumgarner watched as Pablo Sandoval worked his way under the ball.
Moments later, the San Francisco Giants ace was swarmed by teammates near the mound after punctuating one of the great postseason performances in any sport.
Some of them stopped first to congratulate Sandoval, who was on his back after catching the last out.
And on the edge of the celebration, Buster Posey dropped to his knees, a smile on the catcher's face that showed both happiness and relief.
Giants ride one-man wrecking crew to a title
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The San Francisco Giants got a combined nine outs from their starting pitchers in Games 6 and 7. Yet here they are celebrating a third World Series title in five years.
How is that even possible?
Well, had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it.
San Francisco lefty Madison Bumgarner put forth a postseason performance we may never see again.