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Giants sweep Tigers, clinch World Series title

The San Francisco are one win away from claiming another World Series title.

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Giants party in downtown S.F., leave evidence

The Giants had a chance to celebrate their World Series win on Wednesday at the parade in downtown San Francisco -- and fortunately for us, they left plenty of good evidence to showcase just how sweet the victory was in the process.


Giants fans enjoy World Series parade

The Giants' victory parade Wednesday was a dazzling affair with some unexpected surprises.


Comcast Sports, showing parade

San Francisco Giants fans can find the World Series Championship Parade on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and online at


Hundreds of thousands expected for Giants parade

The GIants World Series parade will snake along Market St., ending at City Hall where the team will receive the key to the city.


Dry, mild weather expected for Giants parade

Fans attending the Giants World Series parade can expect dry weather throughout the celebration.


SF Giants World Series parade: Schedule, map,

The Giants parade will follow a different path in 2012.


2012 World Series: Golden era in San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants are in a golden era.


Giants vs. Tigers World Series gets low ratings

The Giants and Tigers played in the least watched World Series since 2008.


Bruce Bochy building Hall of Fame credentials

Following a masterful postseason that saw his Giants rally to come from behind in the NLDS and NLCS and sweep a heavily favored Tigers squad, Bruce Bochy has bolstered his Hall of Fame credentials.


Giants hit the SI cover

The San Francisco Giants made the Sports Illustrated cover after winning the 2012 World Series.


Giants not favored to win World Series

The Detroit Tigers are the favorites to win the 2013 World Series. The San Francisco Giants aren't far behind, trailing only the Tigers and Yankees in overall odds.


No luck, just skill in Giants' championship

After needing every game necessary to advance in the division and championship series, the Giants skill helped make easy work of the Detroit Tigers.


Giants' bats, gloves heading to Hall of Fame

The San Francisco Giants will be donating World Series memorabilia to the baseball Hall of Fame.


All you need to know for the Giants' parade

Want to soak in the San Francisco Giants World Series victory by viewing their celebration parade? Here's all you need to know.


Tigers bloggers try to pick of the pieces

The bloggers at Bless Our Blogs are trying to figure out what went terrible wrong for their Detroit Tigers as the San Francisco Giants celebrate their World Series sweep.


Giants fans soaking in another World Series

McCovey Chronicles just wanted to take some time out of your day to remind you to soak in the San Francisco Giant's World Series victory, if you haven't yet.


Giants fight through weather to win World Series

The Giants played through the wind and the rain to come back against the Cardinals and sweep the Tigers in the postseason.


Giants win World Series with sweep

The San Fransisco Giants finished the sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 win on Sunday night to claim their second title in three years.


All tied up heading into the 7th inning

In the top of the sixth inning, down 2-1, Giants catcher Buster Posey took a changeup from the Tigers' Max Scherzer over the left field wall for a two-run home run to give the Giants a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth. But the Tigers' Delmon Young answered with a solo homerun of his own to tie it up heading into the seventh inning.

Posey hit 24 home runs and drove in 103 RBI during the regular season and is consistently lauded as the heart and soul of the Giants. The Giants are looking to put away the Tigers and win their second World Series in three years, the first of which came with a rookie Posey behind the plate.

Matt Cain has hung in there for the Giants pitching six innings, giving up three runs on five hits with four strike outs and two walks. He hasn't been great but his lineup has had his back.

Scherzer has fought as well with six innings pitched, giving up three runs on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.


Cabrera gives Tigers lead in 3rd inning

After watching Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer blow through the first four batters he faced, Hunter Pence hit a ground-rule double and was brought home by a Brandon Belt RBI triple in the second inning to right to give the Giants an early 1-0 lead.

But in the bottom of the third inning, the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers their first lead of the World Series with a two-run homerun off Matt Cain.

Cain had only given up one hit before Cabrera's, a second inning single to Delmon Young. Cain has walked two and has thrown 47 pitches already in three innings.

The Giants are looking to end the World Series in a series sweep in Detroit while the Tigers are trying to keep the series going and head back to the Bay Area for Game 5. The Giants have the opportunity to close out the Tigers and bring home their second World Series title in three years via the fourth sweep in the World Series in the past 10 years.


Giants fans weigh in on taking 3-0 lead

The San Francisco Giants used a dominant pitching performance in Game 3 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the World Series.


World Series Game 4 lineups

San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain will take on Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series.


Giants look to compete sweep of Tigers in Detroit

The San Francisco Giants have been dominant through three games and look to finish off the Detroit Tigers for their second title in three years.


Giants pitching enjoying historic domination

Giants pitchers do not allow Tigers to take advantage with runners on base as Giants move to within one game of their second World Series title in three years.


Giants six outs away from victory

The San Francisco Giants' two runs in the top of the 2nd inning have proved to be the difference so far, as the two teams have been held scoreless since as they enter the top of the 8th inning.

Right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong tossed 5 2/3 innings of scoreless work and was able to get out of a few jams during his start, including getting AL MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera to pop out to shortstop with bases loaded and two outs.

Tim Lincecum came into relief for Vogelsong in the sixth and was able to record four outs without allowing a run, protecting the 2-0 lead.

While the Giants have been unable to tack on any more runs, the game is in the hands of both teams' bullpens and is up to Bruce Bochy's to record six outs without blowing the 2-0 lead, which would give them the 3-0 series lead.


Giants maintain 2-0 lead over Tigers

Since the San Francisco Giants scored two runs in the top of the 2nd inning against Detroit Tigers right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez, the two teams have been held scoreless since then as they enter the bottom of the 5th inning.

While the Giants maintain their 2-0 lead, right-handed starter Ryan Vogelsong worked around a Tigers threat in the third inning, to keep his team ahead in game three of the World Series.

After allowing a pair of soft singles with one out in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Vogelsong induced an easy double play ball off the bat of Quintin Berry. The double play not only allowed the Giants to escape the inning without any damage, but left AL MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera at the on deck circle.

The Tigers will send their bottom of the order up in Jhonny Peralta, Alex Avila and Omar Infante as they look to get it to their heart of the order.


Giants lead Tigers 2-0 in Game 3 of World Series

After a scoreless 1st inning in Detroit, the San Francisco Giants jumped on the Detroit Tigers and right-handed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, jumping out to to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning.

Walks can feel like rallies in the playoffs and that's what happened after Hunter Pence worked a four-pitch walk to lead off the top of the 2nd. After a stolen base and wild pitch, Pence found himself on third base with just one out in the inning. This time it was Gregor Blanco with the heroics, hitting a deep fly ball towards right field for a triple and the run batted in.

It didn't stop there for San Francisco, as shortstop Brandon Crawford was able to dunk one just in front of Austin Jackson in center field, scoring Blanco from third base.

Giants right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong pitched another clean inning of work, retiring Delmon Young, Andy Dirks and Jhonny Peralta in order, ending the 2nd inning.


Hector Sanchez is Bochy's choice to DH in Detroit

Backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to be the Giants' designated hitter for when they play their first road game of the World Series this Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, according to Andrew Baggarly of Comcast SportsNet.

The move makes sense with left-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez scheduled to be on the bump as the Giants' Sanchez is a lefty as well. Sanchez hasn't registered a hit this postseason, though, and the last time he made solid contact was back in the first round against the Reds. In five at-bats in the NLCS, Sanchez laid a goose egg, striking out three times in the process.

San Francisco doesn't have a ton of options for the DH position as their bench is full of players known more for their gloves than their bats. If Sanchez doesn't work out Saturday, manager Bruce Bochy could always try moving Pablo Sandoval to DH and have Joaquin Arias take his place in at third to give his infield more range.

Other than that, the Giants' only other options in an American League park are Aubrey Huff and Ryan Theriot. Theriot would probably be the better choice of the two as he had a .270/.316/.321 line the regular season. The versatile middle infielder chipped in two hits in the NCLS with three RBI.


Bumgarner returns to rotation, keys Giants' win

The left-handed pitcher throws seven scoreless innings, strikes out eight batters and allows just two hits.


Bumgarner, bullpen lead Giants over Tigers

Madison Bumgarner pitched seven shutout innings as the Giants beat the Detroit Tigers to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series.


Giants and Tigers scoreless through five innings

The San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers are scoreless through five innings.

Madison Bumgarner has given up some loud outs, but they've been outs nonetheless, and he's stayed ahead of the Tigers so far in this game. Bumgarner has gotten through five innings, giving up two hits while striking out six.

Detroit has struggled to score in general. Prince Fielder managed to reach base in the top of the second inning when he was hit by a Bumgarner pitch, and then Delmon Young doubled to left to advance Fielder. Fielder was waved home, and Buster Posey got Fielder at the plate.


The Giants have only had one serious threat to score, as they loaded the bases in the bottom of the second. But Bumgarner popped out to left center to end the threat.

Doug Fister has only given up two hits of his own as both teams still have yet to register a run. Fister did get hit in the head with a ball off the bat of Gregor Blanco for one of those two hits, but he has stayed in and pitched well since then.


Giants, Tigers release lineups for Game 2

The Giants and Tigers have released their lineups for Game 2 of the World Series. Pablo Sandoval, who homered three times last night, is batting third.


Sandoval joins elite company after three HR game

Pablo Sandoval joins sluggers Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to homer three times in a World Series game after his three bombs in Game 1.


Giants hoping for a Bumgarner return to form

The Giants' left hander, who has struggled mightily in the 2012 postseason, hopes to get back on track in a pivotal Game 2 start.


Zito, Lincecum and redeeming themselves together

The pair of pitchers, who have fallen in and out of favor in recent years, teamed up to pitch the Giants to victory in Game 1 of the World Series.


Why Zito, not Verlander, was the dominant pitcher

In Game 1, the Giants shocked the experts by shelling Justin Verlander while Barry Zito dominated the Tigers.


Giants vs. Tigers Game 2 basics

The Detroit Tigers face the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, as Madison Bumgarner tries to pitch San Francisco to a 2-0 lead over Doug Fister.


Giants fans react to eventful Game 1

The San Francisco Giants won Game 1 of the World Series 8-3 on Monday, just another example of baseball being completely unpredictable.

Facing arguably the best pitcher in baseball in Justin Verlander, not many would have predicted the Giants to score eight runs in Game 1. Few would have predicted Barry Zito to out pitch Verlander and no one would have predicted four of the runs would come via three Pablo Sandoval home runs.

Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles and other Giants fans enjoyed the results, even if no one would have ever believed them if they hadn't seen them with their own eyes.

You can't articulate it. But if you could, it would sound something like, "But if we get to the playoffs, maybe Barry Zito could be good again and Pablo Sandoval could hit three home runs and maybe they could knock Justin Verlander around and YOU NEVER KNOW." The hostess at T.G.I. Friday's would probably ask you to leave. You'd be confused yourself. Surely, that's not what you meant to say, right?

Possibly the thing that made Game 1 so surprising wasn't the fact the Giants came away with a win, or even the fact they scored eight runs. It was the way they did it.

It was the best pitcher alive going against the pitcher Giants fans have muttered as an epithet for six seasons. It was the guy who played his way out of the last World Series having an all-time, historic monster of a game. It was the best pitcher alive giving up an RBI single to a pitcher who holds a bat like it's covered in millipedes. It was Gregor Blanco diving and diving again, and it was Delmon Young looking like Vladimir Guerrero with a hernia. It was Tim Lincecum, perfect in relief.

No matter how unpredictable it may have been, Game 1 is in the books and the Giants have a 1-0 lead in the World Series.


Giants take 1-0 lead with 8-3 win in Game 1

Behind a strong start from Barry Zito and three home runs from Pablo Sandoval, the Giants won Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.


Panda gone wild: Giants lead behind 3-HR night

There's no stopping Pablo Sandoval as he hit his third home run, a fifth-inning shot to center field off reliever Al Alburquerque, in as many plate appearances to give the San Francisco Giants a commanding 6-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series at AT&T park in San Francisco. The score is now 6-1.

Sandoval belted his second home run off Tigers ace Justin Verlander with a 379-ft., two-run shot that plated Marco Scutaro and gave the San Francisco Giants a 4-0 lead. The lively bat of Sandoval almost singlehandedly chased Verlander from the game after just four innings of work.

The Giants broke the game open in the bottom of the third inning behind Sandoval's two-RBI shot and added RBIs from Scuatro and starting pitcher Barry Zito on run-scoring singles.

Zito has been masterful on the mound, pitching five innings of shutout ball, allowing just four hits and striking out three with just one walk.


Giants take early 1-0 lead off Sandoval blast

The San Francisco Giants opened up the scoring in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series when Pablo Sandoval hit a 421-foot bomb to deep center field off Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander in the bottom of the first inning.

Sandoval's blast was the only hit allowed in the frame, and came with two outs. Verlander would immediately strike out Buster Posey looking and avoid any further damage. He retired the next four hitters in the game through the second inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Barry Zito pitched a solid two innings for the Giants, striking out one and walking another while allowing just one hit after facing eight batters. Detroit's lone hit came on second baseman Omar Infante's one-out single to right field off Zito.

The Giants are looking to capture their second World Series title in three years, last winning baseball's ultimate prize in 2010 with a 4-1 series victory over the Texas Rangers.


WS Game 1 lineups: Delmon Young in LF for Tigers

The Giants and Tigers are set to square off at 8 pm ET at AT&T Park.


Lincecum 'oblivious' in new role

With his recent postseason move to the bullpen, Tim Lincecum is at ease with his current role and up for anything going forward.


Pundits believe Tigers will beat Giants

Most national pundits like the Tigers to beat the Giants in the World Series.


Previewing Game 1 of 2012 World Series

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.


Madison Bumgarner is Giants' Game 2 starter

San Franciso Giants coach said Madison Bumgarner will start Game 2, with Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain following for Games 3 and 4.


The Giants are the underdogs against Detroit

The odds point to the Detroit Tigers winning the World Series in five games.

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