(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist It ended exactly the way it should have, with the Triple Crown winner frozen at the plate.
Miguel Cabrera was so focused on a slider that his bat never moved as a fastball zoomed by for a called third strike. What made it even more fitting is that Sergio Romo, the guy who threw it, has been San Francisco's closer for all of two months.
Anyone who predicted the World Series would end in a sweep must have had it the other way around. The bookmakers in Vegas certainly did. But the improbable has been the Giants' calling card all postseason.
In all, they faced six elimination games and won every one. Down 0-2 in a best-of-five against Cincinnati, San Francisco became the first team to sweep the next three on the road. Down 1-3 against St. Louis in the championship series, they won their next three and the National League pennant.
Then came four straight against a loaded Tigers team, sealed when closer Romo outfoxed Cabrera, the...