3yThe Giants sent him home early so he could rest up to start Sundays day game, manager Bruce Bochy said. Following the clinching victory, the club scratched Lincecum and will replace him with right-hander Yusmeiro Petit against the San Diego Padres.
3yThis was not torture. This was something altogether different. This was a team that settled into the bucket seat and floored it to the NL West title.Ratto: Classically Giant Instant Replay Postgame celebration
3yThey ran into walls face-first, and then got up and sought out the next wall. They went about routing the field in an odd way, and they routed it anyway.
3yMarco Scutaro, who didn't join the team until July 28, delivered three hits and three RBI, and for the second time in three years the Giants clinched the National League West by defeating the San Diego Padres.
3yIf the Giants win tonight, they are NL West champions. It's as simple as that. Madison Bumgarner is on the mound to make that sure that happens. Watch the game on CSN Bay Area and follow along with In-Game Live!
3yWith Brandon Crawford starting tonight against a lefty, Bruce Bochy is signaling that he's willing to consider ending the platoon at short and giving Crawford the everyday role as the team coasts into the postseason.
3yWith the Reds defeating the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon, the Giants can now clinch the NL West title with a win tonight against the Padres.
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