Tim Lincecum no longer resembles the pitcher who only two years ago led San Francisco to its first World Series title in 56 years.
In improbable fashion, the Giants won three straight games in Cincinnati to advance to the NLCS.
Deposed starter Tim Lincecum gave the Giants exactly what they needed in their 8-3 victory over the Reds in NLDS Game 4.
If the offensively challenged Giants are going to knock off the Rangers, they'll have to continue to make every run count.
Five relievers emerged from the Giants' bullpen to pitch seven scoreless innings and send the team to the NL pennant.