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Remembering San Francisco Giants Run of World Series Success

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Three of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophies sit on display during a retirement ceremony for pitcher Jeremy Affeldt
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Three of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophies sit on display during a retirement ceremony for pitcher Jeremy Affeldt
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DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 28: Pablo Sandoval #48 runs to Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants as he hugs Buster Posey #28 after striking out Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers in the tenth inning to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 28: Pablo Sandoval #48 runs to Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants as he hugs Buster Posey #28 after striking out Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers in the tenth inning to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

The Giants got their runs a little sooner in game three with a pair in the second thanks to Gregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford.

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.

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