The San Francisco Giants won the 2012 Baseball World Series by defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in ten innings.
This is the seventh title in the history of the Giants, who had won the Tigers 2-0 in the third game of the series.
Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants, better known as “Kung Fu Panda” was chosen the MVP of the World Series, the first player from Venezuela who achieved that distinction.
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Pablo Sandoval of the Giants hit three homers in a World Series game, so he shared a tied with Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011). The Venezuelan with the good work on the mound of Barry Zito who left the field with the score 6-1 in favor, led San Francisco to wangle the first game of the Fall Classic. For Detroit, the star pitcher Justin Verlander could not continue the good performance he had in the division series and championship in the American League.
The game remained with the score blank for six and a half innings between pitcherâ€™s matchup Madison Bumgarner, of San Francisco, and Doug Fister, of Detroit, who received a big hit in the second inning, but with no damage apparently. Hunter Pence was involved in racing victory for the Giants: first scored after a move inside the box and also hit the sacrifice fly that brought the second socre for his team.
San Francisco Giants needed only two scored runs in the second inning to win the game, thanks to a triple by Gregor Blanco, while pitchers Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo completed the second consecutive shutout in the series. Detroit missed a clear scoring chance in the fifth inning with the bases loaded.
The score was tied at the end of nine innings, but it was enough for San Francisco an extra inning to score the decisive run by Ryan Theriot, brought to the home on a single by Marco Scutaro. The Giants turned to Sergio Romo for the third time to save the game with good results, so he gave the second major league title to San Francisco in its history, the second in three years, and the third in a row for a National League team.
2012 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE PREDICTIONS
Wednesday, October 24
Tigers @ Giants
Thursday, October 25
Tigers @ Giants
Saturday, October 27
Giants @ Tigers
Sunday, October 28
Giants @ Tigers
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The third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Pablo Sandoval, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 108th edition of the World Series of professional baseball in the Major Leagues after his team swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the “Fall Classic”.
He got his three homers in the first game of the series, to become part of a selected group of only four players who have achieved the feat in the history of Major League Baseball.
Sandoval, 26, hit two solo homers and a two-run homer in the 8-3 victory achieved by the Giants against the Tigers, he joined the legendary Babe Ruth, who did it twice (1926 and 1928), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols, last season with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sandoval made his debut with the Giants on August 14, 2008, and in 2009 he went with .330 to finish second in the National League batting.
If the World Series in 2010 when the Giants won their first title in 56 years, Sandoval was on the bench in four of five games, and was batting .268, this time he was the key in the first game of the series which opened the way for the Giants to get “swept”.
Sandoval ended the finals with .377 average in 16 games and 61 innings, five doubles, six homers and 13 RBIs.