This was a defining game that will not be forgotten anytime soon. The crowd in Philadelphia that night was very tense and hostile, and it rubbed off on the players as Jonathan Sanchez and Chase Utley made their benches clear as madness was sure to follow.
Things did not get out of hand and the near-brawl ended up being exactly the shot of energy the Giants needed.
The Phillies jumped to an early 2-0 lead on Sanchez, and as the fiery pitcher was ejected, things were not looking too good for the Giants. Jeremy Affeldt entered the game and quickly settled things down as he provided two important innings of relief for the Giants.
Bumgarner followed out of the bullpen with two scoreless innings, and in the seventh inning, the Giants fourth-straight lefty Javier Lopez was asked for another scoreless inning. He delivered and soon after so did Juan Uribe with a go-ahead solo homer.
Things began getting weird as Lincecum came out for the eighth inning. Brian Wilson quickly replaced him and with two outs in the ninth inning, Wilson struck out Ryan Howard and the Giants were headed to the World Series.