Posted October 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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