Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the Giants held off the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series.
"I'm speechless, just breathless," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. "It's a great opportunity to see what we can do on a bigger stage."
Surprise star Cody Ross and the pitching-rich Giants reached the World Series for the first time since 2002 and will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday night. The Giants have never won the championship since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
Slumping Phillies slugger Ryan Howard looked at a called third strike -- a 90 mph slider at the knees -- with runners on first and second to end it. San Francisco closer Brian Wilson got the final five outs, finishing off the Phillies' bid to become the first NL team in 66 years to win three straight pennants.