The San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 World Series in Major League Baseball. The team of manager Bruce Bochy completed a four-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 ten-inning win on Sunday evening at Comerica Park. Marco Scutaro plated the winning run with a RBI single in the top of the tenth inning. Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young homered for Detroit, while Buster Posey drove one over the fence for the Giants.
San Francisco had prevailed 8-3, 2-0 and 2-0 in the first three games of the World Series. Pablo Sandoval, who highlighted game one with three homeruns, was named MVP. The National League pennant winner had eliminated the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals en route to the World Series. The Tigers downed the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees along the road to the Fall Classic. It is the second title for the Giants in the past three seasons and their seventh in franchise history.
Major League Baseball had extended the postseason field with the addition of two more Wild Cards, as a total of ten teams made it into the playoffs. The Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers also had hopes to win the World Series, when the regular season ended in the first week of October. San Francisco’s hitting coach Hensley Meulens is going to be the manager for the Netherlands at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
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