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Scutaro urges Giants to focus

26 October 2012 12:14

The San Francisco Giants are aware the MLB World Series they control can change quickly, according to Marco Scutaro.

A fine pitching display from Madison Bumgarner helped the Giants to a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, giving them a 2-0 series lead.

But Scutaro said there was still a long way to go for the Giants, who travel to Comerica Park on Saturday for the first of three straight games in Detroit.

"We haven't done anything yet. We still have to win more games – in our case, two more," he said.

"But you know how it is – a series like this, things can change in a minute so we need to stay focused, go out there and keep playing hard."

Pablo Sandoval inspired the Giants in the opening clash at AT&T Park on Wednesday, becoming just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game.

He joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols in achieving the feat and Sandoval said the Giants were feeling no pressure despite now being expected to win the best-of-seven games series.

"We're not under pressure. We're happy. We are satisfied and don't need to get confused out there. We have to just play our game," Sandoval said.

"We need to just keep having fun out there and play like we would at home. We just do our thing out there."

Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco warned his team their luck may run out, but said they just needed to stay focused.

"This is a game where luck has to be on your side and it seems like luck is on our side right now. We just have to keep playing baseball and not worry about things and just win games," he said.

"If it's going to take just a single point to win the World Series, so be it. We'll take it. This is about winning games and keeping on playing."

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