2012 World Series
The Giants absolutely dominated the 2012 World Series, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games.
In a blast from the past, Barry Zito tosed 5.2 innings in game one allowing just one run. Lincecum came on in relief and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts.
Pablo Sandoval got off to a hot start with a solo home run in the first to give the Giants an early lead. He would go on to hit two more in this game, finishing 4-of-4 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBI.
Marco Scutaro was solid as well going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI as the Giants won 8-3.
The next two games were vintage Giants as they blanked the Tigers 2-0 in both games two and three.
Bumgarner allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in game two. This game was actually tied until the Giants scored a run on a double-play in the seventh. Hunter Pence would add an insurance run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly.
In game three it was Ryan Vogelsong‘s turn, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings. Lincecum was once again brilliant in relief pitching 2.1 scoreless and hitless innings.
They had to earn it in game four as it went into extra innings before the Giants won 4-3.
Cain gave up three runs over seven innings.
A Brandon Belt triple scored Pence in the second for a 1-0 lead, but Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run in the third to give the Tigers a rare lead in this series.
A Buster Posey two-run shot briefly gave the Giants the lead in the sixth before the Tigers tied it in the bottom half.
Scutaro delivered a two-out hit in the top of the 10th to give the Giants the lead for good.
Sandoval ended up winning World Series MVP honors after going 8-for-16 with three home runs.
The Giants starting pitching was even betting in the 2012 World Series with a combined ERA of 1.43 over 25.2 innings pitched. Lincecum tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in relief with eight strikeouts.