NLDS:San Francisco over Washington (3 games to 1); St. Louis over Los Angeles (3 games to 1)
Madison Bumgarner continued to build on his postseason legend in this series, helping the Giants to a shutout victory in Game 1 and the clincher in Game 5. He outdueled St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in both games.
The Cardinals hit four home runs in a thrilling, 5-4 ,Game 2 win, with Kolten Wong's ninth-inning blast serving as the game-winner at Busch Stadium. The Giants responded with a 5-4 walk-off win of their own in Game 3 at AT&T Park.
Travis Ishikawa was the Game 5 hero, taking St. Louis' Michael Wacha deep in the ninth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie with his three-run blast to send the Giants to the World Series.