San Francisco Giants sweep American League Champs Detroit Tigers 4-0

Giants win final game 4-3 in 10 innings over Tigers

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

29th October, 2012     0

The 2012 MLB World Series proved to be very successful for the San Francisco Giants in a 4 game sweep of the American League Champions Detroit Tigers.  On a cold Sunday evening in downtown Detroit, Michigan the Giants made quick work of the Detroit Tigers by winning game #4 of the World Series in 10 innings 4-3.

On of the strengths that the Tigers exhibited through out the entire MLB Playoffs was strong pitching that it received from the starting pitching staff consisting of Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer during the 13 games that they played.  They defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 in the American League Divisional Series.  Then took care of the New York Yankees in fine fashion by sweeping them 4-0 in the American League Championship Series.   

The Tigers by virtue of sweeping the Yankees would have almost 6 days off between the ALCS and 2012 World Series.  In looking back after the first 3 games of the Series it has definitely taken the Tigers out of the groove that they had been in.   The pitching didn't seem to suffer expect for the minor bump in the road for possible Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander. 

Manager Jim Leyland didn't get to creative with his line-up for Game 4 by starting Gerald Laird at catcher.   Max Scherzer actually pitched a game well enough to get the victory.  He surrendered a 2 run homer to Giant Buster Posey in the 6th inning to give the Giants a 3-2 lead.   Then most consistent Tiger Delmon Young hit a solo home run to tie the game at 3-3.  That would be the score until the top of the 10th inning when San Francisco would push across a run for the eventual 4-3 win. 

Miguel Cabrera who should win the American League MVP hit a 2 run home run to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.   Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder both high salary players struggled through the 2012 World Series.   The World Series win would be the 2nd World Series Championship in the last two years for San Francisco.

Now begins the spectulation on what the Tiger's G.M. Dave Dombrowski will do in the off season to strengthen this team.   Will Dombrowski fire his good friend manager Jim Leyland.   Only time will tell.   It should be a short winter and Spring Training will be here before you know it.    All in all it wasn't a bad season for the Detroit Tigerss.   


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