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Score and situation: The San Francisco Giants moved one step closer to a second world championship in three years with their 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. They have now won six games in a row overall and hold a commanding 3-0 se…
Share TweetThe Giants beat the Tigers 2-0 on Saturday for a 3-0 World Series lead.
Tigers' Scherzer, Giants' Cain on the mound in Game 4Updated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer and San Francisco righty Matt Cain didn't need to know the outcome of Saturday's World Series game to understand that when they take the mound Sunday the stakes will be high.
Giants Are Comfortable at ComericaUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetSan Francisco played a three-game interleague series in Detroit last season, winning two of three, including a 15-3 rout on July 2.Share TweetDetroit Manager Jim Leyland said before Game 3 that he wanted his players to enjoy the moment of playing in the World Series and not be overwhelmed by facing a 2-0 deficit.Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Bud Selig presented Miguel Cabrera with an actual crown Saturday, recognizing the Triple Crown he won this season, and announced that the Tigers slugger won the AL's Hank Aaron Award.
World Series Open Thread: The On-In-The-Background-At-A-Halloween-Party ClassicUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetThat's what they'll call this one, one day, when everyone tells their grandkids about it. Detroit needs to win to make it a series, so everyone who enjoys baseball and isn't a Giants fan cross your candy-coated fingers for that. Picture of one of the wo…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetTigers righty Doug Fister was back on the field and working out on Saturday, two days after Gregor Blanco's line drive ricocheted off his head during Game 2 of the World Series. Fister passed his latest round of tests on Friday and showed no signs of so…
Motown playlist: Tigers players and their entrance music (Video)Updated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetHardly anybody in Major League Baseball simply takes the field to "Lady of Spain" played on the ballpark's Hammond organ anymore. As anyone who attends a game these days realizes, contemporary ballpark musical accoutrement is much more varied,…
Rockies interview Manuel, Mackanin for manager postUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetThe Rockies have interviewed former White Sox and Mets manager Jerry Manuel and former Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant managerial job, a Major League source with knowledge of the situation said on Saturday.Source: MLB.com
Jack White makes World Series appearanceUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetDETROIT - The Tigers may be down two games to none in the World Series, but they're marching into Saturday night's Game 3 with a seven nation army. Or at least the guy who wrote that song. That's right. Jack White beat out Kid Rock and Bob Seger to be t
Who Had the Last Hit of the 1984 World Series? The Giants' ManagerUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetBruce Bochy, then a backup catcher with the Padres, singled in his only appearance in the 1984 World Series at Tiger Stadium.Share TweetDETROIT (AP) Major League Baseball is looking at ways to protect pitchers from being injured by batted balls such as the one that struck Doug Fister in the head, and says hat liners are a possibility in the minors next year.
The history of 0-2 World Series comebacksUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetThe Tigers are in an 0-2 hole, but all is not lost. Ten teams have rallied to win the World Series, most recently the 1996 Yankees. Jay Jaffe reviews every 0-2 Series comeback.
If You're Looking For Something To Watch On TV Tonight, You May Want To Check Out The World SeriesUpdated Oct 27, 2012 Share TweetNo, not the poker one-the World Series of baseball. More »Source: deadspin.com
World Series Game 3 X FactorsOct 27John Kruk and Barry Larkin give their key players for Game 3 of the World Series.
Baseball Tonight MinuteOct 27Baseball Tonight Minute looks ahead to Game 4 of the World Series.
Baseball Tonight SpotlightOct 27The Giants shut out the Tigers for the second straight game and took a three games to none lead in the World Series after winning 2-0.
World Series Video BlogOct 27Jayson Stark and Jim Caple recap Game 3 of the World Series.
Sources -- James Harden of Oklahoma City Thunder close to being dealt to H…Oct 27The Houston Rockets are in advanced discussions with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a trade that would send star swingman James Harden to Houston, according to sources close to the process.