Argh matey, them scurvy dogs of the Steel City be makin’ a post season appearance agin fer the first time since last year’s Division Series, but ‘twer a long score of years before that where they couldn’t even post a winning record.

The Giants on the other hand were the first team in New York, but left the same year as the Dodgers (1957) and have thus earned the emnity of every Sr. League fan (there are * some* of us) in the Tri-State area for eternity.

So it be easy to see, even with but a single eye, who I be rootin’ fer.

The Giants will be sending up Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, 2.98 ERA). The Pirates will counter with Edinson Volquez (R, 13 – 7, 3.04 ERA).

The game will be broadcast at 8 pm on **ESPN**.

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Giants seventh. Panik singled to left. Posey singled to left, Panik to second. Sandoval walked on a full count, Panik to third, Posey to second. Pence grounded into fielder’s choice, second baseman N.Walker to catcher R.Martin, Posey to third, Sandoval to second, Pence to first, Panik out. Belt singled to center, Posey scored, Sandoval scored, Pence to second. LaFromboise pitching. B.Crawford grounded into a double play, second baseman N.Walker to shortstop Mercer to first baseman G.Sanchez, Belt out.

Runs: 2, Hits: 3Pirates seventh. R.Martin fouled out to third baseman Sandoval. S.Marte singled to center. N.Walker popped out to shortstop B.Crawford. G.Sanchez popped out to shortstop B.Crawford.

Runs: 0, Hits: 1Giants eighth. Holdzkom pitching. J.Perez flied out to right fielder Tabata. Bumgarner struck out. G.Blanco walked. Panik singled to left, G.Blanco to second. Posey singled to center, G.Blanco scored, Panik to second. Sandoval grounded into fielder’s choice, pitcher Holdzkom to second baseman N.Walker to shortstop Mercer, Sandoval to first, Posey out.

Runs: 1, Hits: 2Pirates eighth. Arias in as third baseman. Morel pinch-hitting for Holdzkom. Morel fouled out to right fielder Pence. Tabata safe at first on fielding error by shortstop B.Crawford, Tabata to first. J.Harrison infield single to short, Tabata to second, on error by third baseman Arias, Tabata to third. Mercer struck out. A.McCutchen grounded into fielder’s choice, shortstop B.Crawford to second baseman Panik, A.McCutchen to first, J.Harrison out.

Runs: 0, Hits: 1Giants ninth. Melancon pitching. Pence grounded out, second baseman N.Walker to first baseman G.Sanchez. Belt grounded out to pitcher Melancon unassisted. B.Crawford struck out.

Runs: 0, Hits: 0Pirates ninth. R.Martin flied out to center fielder G.Blanco. S.Marte struck out, catcher Posey to first baseman Belt. N.Walker fouled out to catcher Posey.

Runs: 0, Hits: 0