By Malaika Bobino
It’s been a long time since any team from the Bay Area has made the playoffs. That moment came for the San Francisco Giants when they clinched the National League West title after beating the San Diego Padres in the final game of the season.
They faced the Atlanta Braves Thursday to begin the NL division series at AT&T ball park. “It’s all about pitching,” Aaron Rowand said. “Whichever team pitches and plays defense typically comes out on top in the postseason.”