SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Cards fell to the Giants 6-3 in game 5 of the NLCS. The season is over for the Red Birds. They made the NLCS for the past four years in a row. The Giants will face Kansas City in the World Series starting Tuesday.
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series.
These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and now will face the Royals in an all wild-card Fall Classic that begins Tuesday night in Kansas City.
Pablo Sandoval singled to start the ninth against Michael Wacha, making his first appearance of the postseason for the Cardinals. After an out, Brandon Belt walked to bring up Ishikawa, who drove a 2-0 pitch into the elevated seats in right field.
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