October 29, 2012- Once again, the San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions. On Sunday night, the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings to sweep the Tigers in four games and win their second title in the past three years.
The game was played in front of a raucous crowd of more than 42,150 in Detroit. This was the first real intense game in a series that seemed anticlimactic compared to the Giants’ entire postseason run.
In their previous two series, the Giants were teetering on the brink of elimination, only to come back and miraculously win the series. Against Detroit, the Giants were businesslike and cutthroat in their play never giving the Tigers an opportunity to threaten.
The franchise now has won seven World Series titles, the last coming in 2010 when they beat the Texas Rangers. Bruce Bochy the manager of the Giants said he knows how difficult it is to reach the World Series, let alone win it and was proud of the way the team played.
Bochy managed the team during the playoffs with perfection by mixing up his players and keeping them positive when they were behind two games to zero in the NL championship series. San Francisco ended its season on a 7-0 run, something they did not accomplish at any time turn the entire 162-game regular season.
Following the game, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said there were no flukes or bad breaks as the Giants won all four games. He said he tipped his hat to the organization.
The last game was played in chilly drizzling conditions with Max Scherzer for the Tigers and Matt Cain for the Giants standing their ground on the mound against the hitters.
Pablo Sandoval was named the Most Valuable Player in the series thanks to his three home runs on opening night.