Speed Reads


SF Giants beat New York Mets in wild-card game, advance to face Cubs

The San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets in the National League wild-card game in New York on Wednesday night, but they won't have much time to rest on their 3-0 victory. On Friday, the Giants face a strong Chicago Cubs team at Wrigley Field in the opener of the NL Division Series. Wednesday's game was largely a duel between two of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. After eight scoreless innings, Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie swatted a 3-run homer off Mets closer Jeurys Familia. The Mets lost to the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series.