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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The empty champagne bottle sitting in the clubhouse as players passed by on their way to the showers was the only remaining sign of the celebration of a few nights earlier, when the San Francisco Giants somehow found their way into the World Series.
There would be no celebration on this night, because the Giants understand better than anyone that a 1-0 lead in the World Series doesn't guarantee anything. Not even when it's done in the most improbable manner on the backs of a couple of former postseason castoffs, one of whom made baseball history with three swings of the bat.
The pitcher and the Panda couldn't have been a more unlikely combination, though by now it's hard to be surprised by anything with these Giants. What other team, after all, could start one former Cy Young winner, then put in another when the first finally ran out of the adrenaline that even at its peak could only get him 85 mph on his f...
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The San Fransisco Giants will likely start Barry Zito in Game 1 of the World Series when they host the Detroit Tigers. Zito last pitched in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series where he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.While no official word has come from the team the Game 2 starter will likely be Tim Lincecum or Madison Bumgarner.Matt Cain...
We keep preaching to you guys that the World Series might be boring TV when compared to NFL football games, but some of the best stories come from baseball maniacs. Take this chick, Dawn Price. She was all smiles yesterday even after being arrested for snagging one of Pablo Sandoval’s home runs.
Read this. Please. (She hid the ball down her pants.)
Giants fan Dawn Price told CBS...
Yesterday’s game was all sorts of crazy, and I think that’s best illustrated by the fact that the following sentence is a perfectly valid, accurate arrangement of words: Barry Zito singled off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in Game One of the World Series. Let’s see here…
Barry Zito started Game One of the World Series for the Giants...
The San Francisco Giants cruise past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 behind the bat of Pablo Sandoval and his 3 homer night. In Postseason play, Sandoval has already halved his regular season total by accumulating 6 homeruns. He hit a total of 12 homeruns in 108 games during the regular season. Sandoval’s three homerun game was the first at AT&T Park since 2000. Sandoval’s performance...
From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener.
That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his
The highlight of the night came before any of the players took the field. A triple amputee Marine, Nick Kimmel, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday’s Game Two. Per MLB.com,
In 2008, Kimmel decided to forego a partial scholarship offer to play baseball at Arizona State University, and instead enlisted in the Marines. Today, he’s piecing his life back together...
The 2012 World Series gets underway tonight in San Francisco with Justin Verlander and Barry Zito taking the mound for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.
The Tigers have taken the American League by storm after being out of the playoff picture with two weeks remaining in the season. The Giants have played much of the Postseason with their backs to the wall, rallying from...
The San Francisco Giants beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 Monday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship series.Matt Cain pitched his second clincher as the Giants won their sixth elimination game of the post season. Marco Scutaro matched an LCS record with 14 hits in the series while Pablo Sandoval drove in a run for his fifth straight game.The Giants...
I tried to tell you guys this morning that great things besides baseball happen year after year at the World Series. This morning it was a chick putting Pablo Sandoval’s 3rd home run ball down her pants before being arrested.
Now comes this Fox guy, Paul Robins, taking a bird deuce to the side of the head and on his coat. It wasn’t exactly a Doug Fister shot to the head, but...
Baseball has apparently been taken over, "conquered" if you will, by a master race of giant space pandas. And I, for one, welcome our new panda overlords. Frankly, I've been asking for it with all the fat jokes/Thai Cashew Chicken Breast references. I don't know what Justin Verlander did though.Pablo Sandoval hit home runs in each of his first three at bats against...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols … and the Kung Fu Panda. Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, tying a World Series record held by Ruth, Jackson and Pujols to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Sandoval homered in each of his first three at-bats, including two off Tigers...
The Detroit Tigers used Delmon Young during the regular season as their designated hitter. Unfortunately for Detroit, the NL doesn’t allow a DH so in order for Young to stay in the lineup, he had to play left field.Young attempted to throw out Brandon Belt at the plate after Giants’ starting pitcher Barry Zito hit a single to him in left field. Young’s throw wen’t straight...
At the outset of the San Francisco Giants' postseason, their starting pitchers were no better than mediocre. In fact, they were somewhat bad. A far cry from the 2010 postseason in which the rotation carried the team to the championship. But, suddenly, the rotation has fixed itself. As October rolled along, starters began finding their groove. The Giants carry a five-game...