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Giants Heading to Pittsburgh for the Wild Card

The Giants are heading to Pittsburgh for the do-or-die playoff game and Giant's ace Madison Bumgarner will make the start. This has to be the last team the Giants wished to face as the Pirates have been hot and the Giants never fare well in the Pirate's stadium. Bumgarner will have to pitch one of his signature games for the Giants to win. Hopefully the Giants can play off their success against the Padres but who knows how this game will go. Although Gerrit Cole will not be pitching this game, the Pirates will be rolling out Edinson Volquez who is one of the hottest starters in the league. The Giants have their work cut out for them.
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@TrueBruin was a blowout! It was epic how the stadium went quiet after the grand slam!
Should be a close game!
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