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Giants close in on World Series sweep

28 October 2012 05:27

Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong starred for the Giants, joining Blue Moon Odom in 1972 and Burt Hooton in 1981 in allowing no more than one run in four consecutive playoff starts.

Vogelsong threw just under six innings, giving up five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

San Francisco also became just the third team to record consecutive shut outs in the World Series, following the Baltimore Orioles in 1966 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1919.

The Giants lead the best-of-seven series 3-0 with game four to follow in Detroit on Sunday.

No team has ever lost the first three games and recovered to win the title.

Detroit, who were unbeaten at home in the playoffs, had plenty of chances but failed to capitalise in front of over 42,000 fans.

San Francisco scored both runs in the second inning, with Gregor Blanco hitting an RBI triple and Brandon Crawford adding a RBI single.

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