Giants silence Pirates 8-0, advance to NLDS

Oct 1, 2014 10:38 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday. Crawford's shot over the right-field wall in the fourth inning off Edinson Volquez put the Giants ahead.

Bumgarner did the rest as San Francisco won its eighth consecutive postseason game and seventh in a row when facing elimination.

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