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San Francisco flew home to the Bay Area trailing the defending champions 3-2 and won two more to reach its second World Series in three years _ with help from another bizarre ball in Game 7, of course.

Hunter Pence broke his bat making contact in the third inning. The ball then hit the broken barrel two more times on the follow through, sending a slicing liner toward shortstop that fooled St. Louis’ Pete Kozma and went through for a double. Two runs scored and a third crossed the plate when center fielder Jon Jay made an error, breaking the game open.

So, is there any question who has the best bunting skills on the Giants?

“I guess, Gregor,” Scutaro said with a smile. “What do you think? See that bunt?”