San Francisco Giants flying high, take 3-1 lead in NLCS

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The man with the werewolf beard was howling, but not at the full moon. Brian Wilson just pitched a scoreless ninth in a tie game, ran into the dugout and screamed, “We’re going to win this thing right here.”

What a smart puppy. Within minutes, the Giants were frolicking on the diamond after Juan Uribe’s one-out sacrifice fly gave them a crazy 6-5 victory that left them one win away from a pennant that few outside of San Francisco dared predict.

The Giants took a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series and can secure their fourth World Series berth in the San Francisco era if they win at home today behind Tim Lincecum, who faces Roy Halladay in a rematch of the Giants’ 4-3 Game 1 win.

They surely will come to work today determined to end it.

“We don’t want to go on a six-hour flight the next day,” Aubrey Huff said after scoring the winning run. “We’re going to come out and play aggressive, the way we always play.”

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