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Giants eliminated on final day of the season

A surprising season comes to an end.

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants season is over.

The Giants entered Sunday — the final day of the regular season — needing a win over the San Diego Padres, and needing the St. Louis Cardinals to beat the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Cardinals held up their end of the deal, but the Giants couldn’t hold up theirs.

It’s a disappointing end to the season after the Giants surprised everyone with their performance. In hindsight, the Giants needed just one win in their final three games to make the postseason, but they came up short.

On Friday night, they took a two-run lead into the final inning, but gave up a three-run, walk off home run.

On Saturday night, they simply didn’t show up.

And on Sunday, knowing a loss would result in elimination, they didn’t show up until the final innings, and their rally fell short.

They finish the season 29-31, and third place in the National League West.