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The San Francisco Giants’ even-year World Series streak has ended at three.
With their ninth-inning meltdown in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday, the Giants were bounced from the postseason after the bullpen allowed four runs in the ninth inning in the 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
The Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and hadn’t lost a playoff series since 2003. The loss also snapped a streak of 10 consecutive wins in elimination games.
“It’s a weird felling,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of losing a playoff series. “It ends so abruptly, especially the way it ended. It’s kinda tough for all these guys, they played so well today.”