“The prize lay in front of them, looking as rich and scrumptious as a two-layer chocolate cake,” as The Chronicle is reporting.
“The Giants stared at a September schedule chock full of losing teams and a rival from Los Angeles that was crumbling. To capture a division title and return to the postseason they merely needed to stay upright and march through the front door.
“Instead, the Giants brought a bulldozer and crashed through the wall, winning the 2012 National League West championship Saturday night with 10 games to spare.
“They did it by beating the Padres 8-4 at AT&T Park for their sixth consecutive win and 10th in their past 11 games, following manager Bruce Bochy’s demand that they play as if every inning was their last.”
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