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Madison Bumgarner etched his name in baseball lore with World Series numbers that few pitchers have ever matched.
The 25-year-old was unanimously named 2014 World Series MVP on Wednesday night after pitching five scoreless innings to earn the save in Game 7 and preserve the Giants' 3-2 victory in Kansas City.
Bumgarner went 2-0 with a save, 17 strikeouts and just one run allowed in 21 innings of World Series work.
He is the first player ever to accumulate two wins, a shutout and a save in a single World Series since the save became an official stat in 1969.
Bumgarner was initially awarded the win in Game 7, though the official scorekeeper -- per strong suggestion from Elias Sports Bureau -- established Jeremy Affeldt as the winning pitcher, giving Bumgarner the save.
He would have joined Harry Brecheen (1946) and Christy Mathewson (1905) as the only players in MLB history to go 3-0 in a World Series with an ERA under 0.50.