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Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings of relief on two days' rest Wednesday in Game 7 as the Giants won the World Series.

Bumgarner turned in an historic MVP performance, three days after throwing 117 pitches in a four-hit shutout to win Game 5. He threw 68 pitches Wednesday, retiring 14 in a row at one point and lowering his career World Series ERA to a stunning 0.25.

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Bumgarner will start Game 5 of the World Series against the Royals on Sunday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

The Giants are now in a 2-1 hole following Friday's Game 3 loss, but manager Bruce Bochy isn't panicking. "We're not going to change things because we lost," Bochy said. Thus, Ryan Vogelsong will go Saturday, with Bumgarner to follow as he looks to follow up his outstanding Game 1 performance with another gem Sunday.

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Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The lefty didn't get the win in Game 5 of the NLCS, but he helped lead San Francisco to the pennant with eight innings of three-run ball against the Cardinals. Bumgarner will be on normal rest when he faces off against Royals ace James Shields, who will have gone 10 days between starts come Tuesday.

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Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Saturday, Jim Bowden of reports.

Bumgarner's throwing error in the seventh inning of Game 3 kept the Nationals alive in the Division Series, but the Giants would clinch a trip to the NLCS just a day later. The lefty will be on normal rest when he takes the hill Saturday, and while he's expected to oppose Adam Wainwright (elbow), the Cards will have Lance Lynn on hand in case Wainwright is a late scratch or can't go deep in the game.

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Bumgarner will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of reports.

Bumgarner dominated the Pirates on Wednesday, scattering four hits and a walk while fanning 10 in a shutout to lead the Giants to the NLDS. Jake Peavy and Tim Hudson will start the first two games of the series for San Francisco (in that order), with Bumgarner to follow Monday on normal rest. He'll oppose right-hander Doug Fister.

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Bumgarner pitched a four-hit shutout Wednesday against the Pirates in the NL wild card, striking out 10 and walking one.

Bumgarner dominated all night. He allowed four harmless singles and threw 79 of his 109 pitches for strikes. His 24 first-pitch strikes tied for second most in his career.

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Bumgarner will take the hill for the Giants in Wednesday's NL Wild Card game, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Bumgarner was scratched from his regularly scheduled start Sunday in anticipation of starting in this deciding game. The 25-year-old lefty leads the Giants' staff in wins (18), ERA (2.98) and strikeouts (219), making him the clear-cut choice to start in this one-and-done scenario. He'll face either the Cardinals or the Pirates, depending on how Sunday's games play out.

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Bumgarner will not pitch in his next scheduled start Sunday against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Bumgarner was originally slated to take the hill for the Sunday matchup, but with the Giants clinching a Wild Card spot Thursday, he'll now be used to pitch in that game. Tim Lincecum would be a potential candidate to take his place Sunday, but the Giants have yet to make an official announcement.

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Bumgarner pitched 7.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits (three of which were home runs) and no walks, while striking out five in a loss to the Dodgers Tuesday.

Bumgarner tried to complete the eighth inning but ran into trouble when he allowed another home run to Justin Turner (his second of the game) and was pulled shortly after. He is still having a fantastic season, as he now boasts a 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 219:43 K:BB in 217.1 innings. He'll make one more start on the season Sunday, when he takes on the Padres at home.

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Bumgarner struck out six and walked two while holding the D-backs to two runs on seven hits over six innings Wednesday.

He did not factor in the decision, as Arizona rookie Andrew Chafin turned in a similarly productive quality start for the D-backs. With the Giants still pushing to secure a playoff spot, Bumgarner has two more turns in the rotation lined up before the end of the regular season. He'll take the ball against the Dodgers on Tuesday before making a second start in the regular season finale on September 28 against the Padres.