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Score and situation: Paced by Pablo Sandoval's historic performance, the San Francisco Giants struck first off Justin Verlander and struck often on their way to an overpowering 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the World Series opener. Leading lads: Th…Upvote Share Tweet
Sandoval, Zito surprise Tigers in World Series openerUpvote Share Tweet
Angel Pagan grounder hits third-base bag for strange double, sparks Giants rallyMost of the highlights from Game 1 of the World Series probably will feature Pablo Sandoval home runs. He hit three of them Wednesday night, after all, for the San Francisco Giants. Not to be overlooked was a lucky double by Angel Pagan in the third inn…Upvote Share TweetWith homers in his first three at-bats in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval tied the Fall Classic record set by Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth (twice) of the Yankees and the Cardinals' Albert Pujols in '11.Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: Pregame scene at the World Series openerSAN FRANCISCO - Is this heaven? No, it's just AT&T Park, home of the second World Series Game 1 in three seasons. There really isn't any better setting or ballpark in baseball so let's take a quick look at the scene before the San Francisco Giants and DUpvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants still mulling options for DH in DetroitGiants rookie Hector Sanchez would appear to be manager Bruce Bochy's leading designated-hitter option for World Series Games 3 through 5 in Detroit. But installing the switch-hitter in the lineup would be accompanied by some risk.Upvote Share Tweet
FOX's Andrews: First World Series 'so exciting'Erin Andrews went up to Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro beside the batting cage before Game 1 of the 108th World Series on Wednesday, her first Fall Classic on the job, and showed him a picture on her iPhone. They laughed about it.Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 1 Highlights and Analysisnytimes.com Oct 24, 2012Jason Turbow is providing occasional updates on the big moments of Game 1 between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp's hopes for a simple surgery on his left shoulder were dashed when the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger awoke to learn things were worse than doctors had first thought.Upvote Share Tweet
The Last Center Fielders Standing Are Two Damn Good Onesdeadspin.com Oct 24, 2012You've assuredly heard lots about the players who will be most important in this World Series. Buster Posey, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Matt Cain, Pablo Sandoval-they were deserved all-stars in July, and they've been talked to deaUpvote Share Tweet
Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri Likes The Tigers In Fivedeadspin.com Oct 24, 2012Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games-Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, SanUpvote Share Tweet
Like the city they call home, Giants won't back downThe city of San Francisco, despite the exceedingly accurate picture postcards that display its amazing natural beauty and cultural landmarks, is no soft touch. It will put up a fight, and the Giants have worn that emblem with pride this postseason.Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- This World Series is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The best pitcher in baseball with Hall of Fame ability is smack in the sweet spot of the prime of his career and getting the ball for Game 1. In a series with a Triple Crown winne…Upvote Share Tweet
Ty Cobb’s family will be rooting for the Giants and not the Tigers in the World SeriesFew ballplayers in history could match the ferocity and competitive drive of Ty Cobb, and none could match his on-field records which live on to this day. For 22 seasons, he was the very embodiment of the Detroit Tigers, seeing every at-bat as a mortal …Upvote Share Tweet
Giants keep NLCS roster intact for World SeriesThe Giants announced their World Series roster Wednesday afternoon, making no changes to the 25 men who got them to the Fall Classic.Upvote Share TweetDon't feel bad if you don't know how much the shattered bat that Hunter Pence used for his famous "triple hit" in Monday night's NLCS Game 7 win over St. Louis is worth. Neither do the San Francisco Giants. Or at least they didn't. According t…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Caple's Off Base: Brandon Crawford's Immortal BrickOct 24Jim Caple on why Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will be forever immortalized in San Francisco.
Game 1 LineupsOct 24Terry Francona breaks down the lineups for Game 1 between Detroit and San Francisco.
World Series Game 1 StorylinesOct 24Aaron Boone looks at the most intriguing storyline in Game 1 of the World Series.
Game 1 Pitching MatchupOct 24Jim Bowden and Terry Francona talk about the matchup between Justin Verlander, Barry Zito and the bullpens.
Clayton mailbag: Expect trade winds to remain calmOct 24Even though the NFL pushed the trade deadline back two weeks, don't expect an increase in activity, writes John Clayton.