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The Giants' championship formula is a familiar one, just with new faces two years later.
Stellar starting pitching was backed by a shut-down bullpen, a late-season surge and a manager making all the right moves.
San Francisco captured its second World Series title in three seasons with a stunning sweep of the Tigers, and only catcher Buster Posey was in the lineup for the Game 5 clincher in 2010 at Texas and also the finale at Comerica Park in 2012.
Two of the four games were started and won by a pair of pitchers not even on the World Series roster in 2010, and in Ryan Vogelsong's case he wasn't even in the majors back then.
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A fan in Detroit showed why he's in the stands and not out on the field: Lack of hand-eye coordination.
Buster Posey hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night that put the Giants up 3-2. The dinger traveled just right of the left field foul pole, through a fan's hands and directly into his face.
The fan tried...
The saying goes that behind every great man there stands a great woman. That sentiment couldn't be more true in the case of Ryan Vogelsong and his wife Nicole.
Though the two have only been married for six years, they have endured all of the emotional highs and lows that come with professional sports.
Vogelsong, now the No. 3 man in the San Francisco Giants...
While Giants and Tigers fans are hanging on every pitch, we here at Baseball Professor are kicking off our offseason fantasy baseball coverage. That’s right, for the next eight weeks we will be recapping everything that happened at each position in 2012. Here are the categories that we will be recapping:
Five surprises from 2012
DETROIT -- There were a lot of Hall of Famers in the house Saturday -- and a couple of award winners, too.
Hank Aaron was there to present the award named after him to Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey as the two most outstanding offensive players in each league.
Commissioner Bud Selig was also part of the ceremony.
"Miguel joined historic company this year by winning the game...
DETROIT -- Ryan Vogelsong kept the red-hot Giants rolling through the five innings of the Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night, holding the Detroit Tigers scoreless in helping San Francisco take a 2-0 lead at Comerica Park. The Giants have won the first two games in the best-of-seven series. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a World Series. Vogelsong...
Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey were selected Saturday as winners of the 2012 Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive players in each league.
Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967, leading the American League with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The Venezuela native became the first Latin-born winner of the Triple Crown. The seven-time All-Star topped the...
Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera and San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey are the 2012 recipients of the Hank Aaron Award. This marks the first time in history that both winners were in the World Series.
The Hank Aaron award is named
“in honor of one of the greatest hitters and competitors of all-time, the Hank Aaron Awards recognize each league’s best...
You think of the Tigers and first and foremost you think of Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, and Miguel Cabrera. You think of the Tigers on a day that Verlander isn’t pitching and you think of Fielder and Cabrera. There are other guys on the roster — lots of them! — and some of them are good, but Fielder and Cabrera are the big offensive guns. They’re the players the Tigers...
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers were shut out twice in 162 regular-season games. They have been shut out by the Giants in each of the past two World Series games, which is why San Francisco is on the brink of winning its second championship in three years after going 54 years without one. The Giants blanked the Tigers 2-0 on Saturday night in Game 3 at Comerica Park to take a 3...
Prior to tonight‘s game, Octavio Dotel stated the obvious. Asked about his team trailing the World Series two-games-to-none, the Tigers reliever said, “We need to win tonight.”
They didn’t win, and that puts them on the brink. With a 2-0 victory behind the pitching of Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo, the Giants are now one game away from the franchise’s seventh...
DETROIT -- Nothing is stopping them -- not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded.
Armed and accelerating, the San
Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series
shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the
Detroit Tigers 2-0 on a chilly Saturday night for a commanding 3-0 lead.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in game three of the World Series, taking a three games to none series lead.
Saturday's game three was more of the same in comparison to Thursday's game two. The Giants pitching staff didn't exactly slice and dice the Tigers offense, but they didn't allow any runs....and at the end of the day, that's the...