Miguel Cabrera hit a wild-blown, two-run homer off Matt Cain in the third inning, and the Detroit Tigers took their first lead of the World Series when they moved ahead of the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday in Game 4 as they tried to avoid elimination.
Cabrera's drive, on an 86 mph breaking ball, sailed over right fielder Hunter Pence who thought he would catch it but ran out of room on the cool, blustery night. It drove in Austin Jackson, who had walked with one out, ended Detroit's 20-inning scoreless streak, and set off cheers among fans waving white rally towels.
San Francisco, trying to finish off its second title in three years, had not trailed since losing Game 4 of the NL championship series, when it fell into a 3-1 series deficit against St. Louis. The Giants had gone ahead in the second inning when Brandon Belt hit an RBI triple against Max Scherzer following a double by Pence.
The Giants' Pablo Sandoval was 1 for 2 to leave his Series average at .615 (8 for 13) and...