The Giants sweep the Tigers to win the World Series
NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th inning and Sergio Romo struck out the side in the bottom half for his third save of the series as the Giants completed a four-game sweep and captured their seventh world championship.
Buster Posey belted a two-run home run and Brandon Belt added an RBI triple for the Giants, who won the World Series for the second time in three years.
Ryan Theriot led off the 10th with a single against Phil Coke and moved to second on Brandon Crawford's sacrifice. After Angel Pagan struck out, Scutaro ripped a single to center field and Theriot easily beat Austin Jackson's throw to the plate, giving the Giants their third and final lead of the night.
Romo came on and struck out Jackson, pinch hitter Don Kelly and Miguel Cabrera, getting the Triple Crown winner looking with a fastball down the middle.
Santiago Casilla picked up the win after recording the final out of the ninth inning.
The Giants grabbed the lead in the second inning as Hunter Pence hit a one-out, ground-rule double and scored on Belt's triple off the wall in right field. Belt was stranded at third, as Max Scherzer retired Gregor Blanco and Theriot to avoid further damage.
After Scherzer induced a flyout by Posey with runners on the corners and two out in the third to keep the deficit at one, the Tigers took their first lead of the series in the bottom of the frame.
Jackson drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a bunt groundout by Quintin Berry before Cabrera hit a shot to right that appeared to be helped into the seats by the wind, giving the slugger his first home run of the series and the Tigers a 2-1 edge.
The Giants deflated the raucous crowd in the sixth, when Scutaro led off with an infield single and scored on Posey's one-out blast to left. The homer, which gave the Giants a 3-2 advantage, was Posey's third of the postseason and first since his grand slam in Game Five of the NLDS against the Reds.
The lead was short-lived as ALCS MVP Delmon Young drilled Matt Cain's first offering over the wall in right for a two-out solo shot.
- The Giants won their last seven postseason games, outscoring the opposition 36-7
- The Tigers have lost seven consecutive World Series games dating back to 2006
- Brandon Belt's RBI triple was his only hit of the series (1-for-13)
- Giants left-handed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt pitched an impressive eighth inning. After walking leadoff hitter Avisail Garcia, Affeldt struck out Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Young
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