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Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win.
Bumgarner was originally credited by the official scorers with the win after throwing five innings of shutout relief to close out San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday night.
But after consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau, Bumgarner was credited with the save instead and reliever Jeremy Affeldt got the win. Affeldt was in the game when the Giants scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead.
Under rule 10.17, the only way a pitcher does not get the win when he is in the game when the winning run scores is if he is a starter and did not go five innings or was "ineffective in a brief appearance." Affeldt pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings in relief of Tim Hudson and therefore earned the win.