The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.
Miguel Batista was chased after three innings as the Mets lost to the Dodgers 8-5 on Saturday.
The Mets’ defense betrayed them on Sunday night as they lost to the Dodgers 8-3.
Matt Cain shut down the Texas Rangers with the type of suffocating pitching that put the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. Two more games like this and they’ll win the World Series.
The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers, winning 11-7 on Wednesday night.
Juan Uribe, sore left wrist and all, made his mark on this NLCS in a matter of moments — a great play with his glove, then one swing that put the San Francisco Giants within one win of the World Series.