The San Francisco Giants are heading to the National League Championship Series for the third time in five years. Joe Panik scored on a wild pitch by Aaron Barrett in the seventh as the Giants edged the Washington Nationals 3-2 at AT&T Park in Game Four of the National League Division Series. Panik also drove in a run on a groundout in the second after Gregor Blanco drew a bases-loaded walk to score a run.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched five-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball in the start while Hunter Strickland earned the win and Santiago Casilla notched the save. San Francisco will face the St. Louis Cardinals for a trip to the World Series starting Saturday. Bryce Harper drove in both runs for Washington, with one coming on a solo homer into McCovey Cove in the seventh. Gio Gonzalez gave up two unearned runs in four innings while Matt Thornton was charged with the loss.
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