Giants know how to play the classics

San Fran spins magic in wild win over Phillies, and now one victory from World Series

Updated: October 21, 2010, 7:41 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- They'd just spent 3 hours and 40 minutes playing the greatest baseball game of their lives, and their hearts were still thumping.

How were they supposed to explain what had just happened to them -- a team their manager describes as a bunch of "castoffs and misfits," going out and finding a way to win one of those certified October classics they'd spent a lifetime watching someone else play?

"That's what the postseason is all about," said Giants closer Brian Wilson, ...

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