Giants Shut-Out Tigers Again – Lead World Series 3-0
Giants are one win away from winning the 2012 World Series
The San Francisco Giants took a 3-0 lead in the 2012 World Series with 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. The Giants turned in another dominating pitching performance.
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong pitched out a bases-loaded jam by getting Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to pop out in the fifth inning. Tim Lincecum pitched 2 1/3 inings of shut out relief and Sergio Romo earned the save with a perfect 9th inning. The Tigers mounted a couple of threats against Vogelsong, but he was able to induce a pair of double play ground-outs and make pitches when needed.
Vogelsong became only the third pitcher to make four straight starts in a single postseason in which he allowed no more than one run, giving up five hits in 5 2-3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts.
Held scoreless for 18 straight innings, the Tigers have gotten little production from the middle of their order. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, is 2 for 9 with one RBI and Prince Fielder, signed to a $214 million contract in January, is 1 for 10 with no RBIs. The Tigers were shut-out just two times in all of the 2012 regular season.
Anibal Sanchez pitched well for the Tigers, tossing 7 innings , allowing two runs and striking out eight.
Matt Cain, coming off a Game 7 win over St. Louis in the NL championship series, starts for San Francisco in Game 4 on Sunday night. Max Scherzer starts for Detroit, his first appearance since completing the Tigers’ ALCS sweep of the Yankees. Tigers manager Jim Leyland previously said Justin Verlander would not be brought back on short rest to start Game 4 of the World Series.