The Week in Review: Giants Win the Series

Inside Flipboard / October 31, 2014

A 25-year-old North Carolina native who married his high school sweetheart at 20 broke the record for most postseason innings pitched, was awarded the series MVP and won it all for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

Madison Bumgarner held the Kansas City Royals to two runs in Game 7, helping capture the Giants’ third title in five seasons.

“I’m numb through all this,” Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said after the game. “You’re so blessed and fortunate to get in the World Series and get to one; it just doesn’t happen very often. I’m amazed at what these guys did.”

They became the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to win a Series Game 7 on the road and only the second team to win three championships in the 21st century.

Although this wasn’t the expected World Series, given that both teams were wild cards, there has been consistent “dynasty” talk since the win.

“Dynasty is a tough word, because the bodies will change, but next year will be a new movie, which is a good thing,” Giants President Larry Baer said.

“If you win three, I think it’s a dynasty,” Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt said. “I definitely wouldn’t say no.”

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