If that was Madison Bumgarner's final home start in a Giants uniform, Pablo Sandoval made sure it’d be a memorable one.
In the bottom of the 13th inning Tuesday night at Oracle Park, Sandoval sent the home fans happy when he drilled a walk-off home run to the opposite field off Cubs reliever Brad Brach.
Earlier in the game, Bumgarner continued his recent hot stretch, limiting Chicago to three runs and six hits over seven innings before giving way to San Francisco's bullpen, which proceeded to pitch six innings of one-run ball.
Immediately after Sandoval rounded the bases and was hounded by his teammates at home plate, he spoke with NBC Sports Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez about the left-hander who started it all off.
"He's special. He's special. He's one of the guys you don't want to give up," Sandoval said of Bumgarner. "He's such a talented guy up there. Every time he gets on the mound, you want to win for him and do everything you can to support him.
"He's one of the greatest pitchers ever. ... He's one of the greatest guys."
Tuesday's start was Bumgarner's final one at Oracle Park before the July 31 MLB trade deadline, and teams surely will inquire about the Giants’ ace. If Sandoval gets his way, it won't be MadBum’s last.