Giants sweep Tigers to clinch World Series

29 October 2012 05:44

The San Francisco Giants won their second MLB World Series in three years after beating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 at Comerica Park on Sunday.

In a seesawing contest, Marco Scutaro was the hero for the away side with his single in the 10th inning putting the Giants ahead, before pitcher Sergio Romo closed the game to complete the victory.

The win ensures the Giants sweep the American League champions 4-0 in a best-of-seven series which saw San Francisco concede just three runs.

The Giants opened the scoring in the second inning after Brandon Belt hit an RBI triple off the right-field wall to allow Hunter Pence to get home, before Miguel Cabrera struck a two-run homer in the third to put the home side on the board and give them a 2-1 lead.

The Venezuelan's drive broke his side's 20-inning run drought and put the Tigers ahead for the first in the series.

But just as it looked like the Tigers were gaining momentum, Buster Posey put the Giants back in front after he scored a two-run homer of his own in the sixth to get himself and Marco Scutaro home and give the home team a 3-2 advantage.

The Giants' lead did not last long, however, with Delmon Young blasting a home run to tie the game 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth and send the Detroit faithful into a frenzy.

With neither side able to break the deadlock the game went into an extra inning where Scutaro sealed the win. The Venezuelan was able to single to centre-field to allow Ryan Theriot to get home and put the Giants up 4-3.

Romo then struck out three Detroit batsmen to close the game and the series.

Pablo Sandoval was named series MVP after hitting three homers in Game 1, with the 26-year-old ending with an average of.500.

The result sees the Giants become the 21st team to complete a World Series sweep, with the Boston Red Sox the last team to accomplish the feat in 2007.

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