Bumgarner received plenty of run support from his offense, after the game was held scoreless through 3 innings. It was in the 4th that Brandon Crawford sent an Edison Volquez curveball in to the right field seats for a grand slam, and a 4-0 Giants lead. Crawford is the first shortstop in postseason history to hit a grand slam. Volquez's night was through after giving up another run in the 6th, finishing with 5 earned runs, walking 3, and striking out 3.
Brandon Belt also had a nice night at the plate for San Francisco, knocking in 3 on an RBI single and a 2-run single. Those run-producing hits extended the Giants' lead to 7-0. Buster Posey singled in Gregor Blanco in the 8th for the final run of the game, making the score 8-0.
Bumgarner also received help defensively from 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval in the 7th. Russell Martin popped a ball up in to foul territory. Sandoval would flip over the railing of the dugout and make the sensational catch. He was able to stick the landing, with a little help from a couple of bystanders in the dugout.
Madison Bumgarner is the 3rd pitcher to throw a complete game shutout and strike out 10 in a win-or-go-home game. Justin Verlander and Sandy Koufax are the other 2 pitchers he joins. Meanwhile, the Pirates fall to 1-1 in Wild Card games, after defeating the Reds last season. It was their 2nd consecutive postseason appearance after a 21-year absence. The Giants move on to face the Washington Nationals in the NLDS beginning Friday.