A Ryan Theriot single, a Brandon Belt sacrifice and a Marco Scutaro single. Three simply plays, and then a major celebration commenced for the San Francisco Giants. San Francisco earned a 4-3 win in the 10th inning to defeat the Detroit Tigers Sunday night, claiming the World Series in a four game sweep. It is the Giants second World Series title in three years.
Belt tripled to score Hunter Pence in the top of the second inning Sunday night and the San Francisco Giants looked to be on their way to another cruising victory, but the game was due to be a fight. In the bottom of the third inning Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to put the Detroit Tigers ahead for the first time all series.
In the top of the sixth, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer for another Giants’ lead but it wasn’t to last either, as Detroit’s Delmon Young answered with a solo shot to tie the game at three.
Starter Matt Cain went seven innings for San Francisco, giving up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and the rest of the Giants’ bullpen, which Sunday included Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo, held the line the rest of the way. Casilla earned the win, while Romo earned a save, his third of the postseason.
Max Scherzer started and threw 6.1 innings for Detroit, allowing three runs on seven hits. Drew Smyly and Octavio Dotel kept the Giants scoreless through the eighth inning. Phil Coke got out of the ninth unscathed but gave up the deciding run in the 10th, to be credited with the loss.
ESPN reported the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval was named series MVP. He hit three home runs in game one of the series and was 1 for 5 in game four.