Bumgarner, Giants Shut-Out Tigers – Take 2-0 Series Lead To Detroit

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Bumgarner, who lost both his starts in the NL playoffs, struck out eight

Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder  and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead. Forty-one of 52 teams to take 2-0 leads have gone on to win the title.

Bumgarner, who lost both his starts in the NL playoffs, struck out eight and walked two. Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo finished in the final two innings to complete the shutout.

Tigers starter Doug Fister  pitched six innings, allowing four hits and one earned run.

Hunter Pence led off the seventh with a single off Fister, and reliever Drew Smyly walked Brandon BeltGregor Blanco‘s bunt stopped on the dirt up the third-base line, 3 to 4 inches fair. Crawford then grounded to second baseman Omar Infante to score Pence. Pence added a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Octavio Dotel.

the Tigers managed but two hits, and AL MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young were a collective 0-for- 7.

After a travel day on Friday, Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit with Ryan Vogelsong set to pitch for San Francisco against Anibal Sanchez.  The temperature in the Detroit is expected to be in the low-to-mid 40s.

 


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