Kevin C. Cox
Previewing Game 1 of the 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers. We have the start time, pitching matchup and more.
The Giants, who won the National League West this year, have lived on the edge this postseason. After falling behind 0-2 to the Reds in the NLDS, the club won three straight in Cincinnati to win the series. San Francisco then trailed the Cardinals 3-1 in the Championship Series before wining three in a row to clinch their second trip to the Fall Classic in three years.
The Tigers have made life easier on themselves this October after winning the AL Central. The club knocked off the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series before completely dominating the Yankees in a four-game sweep to win the ALCS. This marks their first appearance in the World Series since 2006.
Here is all the information you'll need for Game 1:
Start Time, TV Schedule
8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT; FOX
Barry Zito: 15-8, 4.15 ERA in 2012; 1-0, 1.74 ERA in postseason
Justin Verlander: 17-8, 2.64 ERA in 2012; 3-0, 0.74 ERA in postseason
Temperatures will be in the mid-50s at AT&T Park during first pitch. There is a chance of showers in the morning, but they should clear out in time.