Dodgers 5, Giants 1

Updated: October 4, 2012, 12:24 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Buster Posey has gone from missing most of last season after a violent collision at home plate to winning the NL batting title.

And the San Francisco Giants are headed to the playoffs as NL West champions.

The 25-year-old catcher went 0 for 2 in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, finishing with a .336 average to claim the title. He's the first Giants player to win it since Barry Bonds in 2004 and the first Giants catcher to do so. The previous catcher ...

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