Giants name Bumgarner NLCS Game 1 starter

Giants name Bumgarner NLCS Game 1 starter

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

 (AP) — Left-hander

Madison Bumgarner

will pitch Game 1 of the NL championship series at home Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manager Bruce Bochy chose right-hander Ryan Vogelsong as his Game 2 starter for Monday.

The Giants waited out the ending of the wild-card Cardinals' thrilling comeback at Washington on their team plane in Cincinnati before heading home to the Bay Area.

Bumgarner, a 16-game winner this year, lost Game 2 of the NL division series at home to Cincinnati.

NL West champion San Francisco, back in the NLCS for the second time in three years, rallied from a 2-0 division series deficit to beat the Reds on Thursday night, then stayed put in Ohio to learn its opponent.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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