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.
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 Belt. Gregor 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.
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.