Baseball’s Best: San Francisco Giants

Giants Sweep Tigers in WS

The San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 World Series. In game 4, the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings. This victory completed a four-game sweep. The Tigers erased a 1-0 deficit with a two-run dinger by 3B Miguel Cabera of Detroit to make the score, 2-1 Detroit. Giants C Buster Posey responded with another two-run blast that gave SF the lead 3-2. This marks the first time in which both batting champs homered in the same World Series, let alone in the same game. Tigers DH Delmon Young tied the game with a solo home run. At 3-3, the game went into extra innings. In the top of the 10th inning, Giants 2B Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run with a base-hit. The Tigers failed to score against Giants P Sergio Romo in the bottom-half of the 10th and San Francisco claimed their seventh all-time crown.

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One More to Go

The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees in game 3 of the ALCS to take a 3-0 series lead in a best of 7 championship round. In 8 1/3 innings, Tigers P Justin Verlander allowed one run on three hits. Meanwhile the Yankees had to go to their bullpen after P Phil Hughes left the game with a stiff back. LF/DH Delmon Young hit a solo shot for Detroit, while IF Eduardo Nunez did the same for New York. 3B Miguel Cabrera also had an RBI for the Tigers. With one more win Detroit will return to the World Series for the first time since 2006. But this postseason has taught fans one thing: No lead is safe.

Source: Rick Osentoski