SAN FRANCISCO — After their summer slide and a September stumble, the San Francisco Giants have that old October swagger back.

Every other year, it sure seems to work for manager Bruce Bochy’s boys.

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the Giants edged the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.

The wild-card Giants, with their cast of rookies and homegrown stars, won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem in

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