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Share TweetAngel Pagan's stolen base in the eighth inning of the Giants' 2-0 victory in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night won everyone in the country a free Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell.Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011, attended at Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night as a guest of the team.Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO - Get this man an auto ad because Doug Fister is built Ford tough. Though the replays made the rest of us cringe, the Detroit Tigers pitcher shook off a scary incident when Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco hit a line drive off the top of FiSource: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Giants' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record low television rating for a World Series opener.
One Fan Escapes From the CaveUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetAshley Chavez, a 25-year-old Giants fan, has spent the past six months at Major League Baseball's Fan Cave in Manhattan.Source: nytimes.com
Bonds enjoys watching Giants' Game 1 starsUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetBarry Bonds was in the house for Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at AT&T Park, seated in his usual seats just behind home plate, and was thrilled to see the performances turned in by Barry Zito and Pablo Sandoval.Share TweetMadison Bumgarner pitched seven scoreless innings and Hunter Pence scored a run and delivered a sac fly to give the Giants a 2-0 victory over the Tigers and 2-0 lead in the Series.Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO - With the way things are going, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Tim Lincecum earn a win in relief or even a save at some point this World Series. But what about for the Giants in 2013 or another team beyond?? As Lincecum continues to finShare TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak says it's unlikely the team can re-sign 16-game winner Kyle Lohse and doesn't see a spot for Lance Berkman even in a reduced role.Share TweetThe pudgy Pablo Sandoval spanked lean, mean Justin Verlander during Game 1 of the World Series last night. Fat Ichiro-that's one of his nicknames-hit three home runs. This was improbable. Sandoval hit only 12 all season. Verlander allowed only 19 all
Thoughts on various trends leading into Game 2Updated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetBarry Zito was an observer during San Francisco's championship run two years ago. This year, he's a key part of the rotation, and he, along with Pablo Sandoval, were the two big stories in the Giants' 8-3 win against Detroit in Game 1 of the World Serie…
MLB Notebook: Panda has night for record booksUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetIn Game 1 on Wednesday night, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three homers in a World Series game and the first to do it in a Fall Classic opener.
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander rocked in Game 1 of the World Series, the latest victim of the San Francisco Giants' postseaUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetJustin Verlander was supposed to put an end to all the talk of destiny that has this city in a baseball-crazed state for the World Series. The Giants might have the strongest will of any team in the game, but surely that would only go so far against the…Source: nydailynews.com
Blanco kills Tigers' rallies with spectacular grabsUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gregor Blanco began sprinting in before he even heard the crack of Miguel Cabrera's bat.
Zito, Lincecum shut down Tigers in Series openerUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.
The Hilarious Greatness Of Pablo Sandoval, As Glimpsed In Three Swings That Shouldn't Have BeenUpdated Oct 25, 2012 Share TweetA 95 mph chest-high fastball. Another 95 mph fastball, this one at the knees on the outside corner of the plate. A tumbling breaking ball headed for the dirt. These are the three pitches that Pablo Sandoval hit out of the park last night. It's very like…Source: deadspin.com
Jim Caple's Off Base: Sabermetrics and McCovey CoveOct 25The crackdown on PED's in Major League Baseball has led to a decline in "splash hits" in McCovey Cove, giving rise to new techniques in the water.
World Series Game 2 StorylinesOct 25Aaron Boone thinks the storyline for Game 2 is Madison Bumgarner and the battle of the bullpens.
World Series Game 2 X FactorsOct 25Aaron Boone looks at the key players for the Tigers and Giants in Game 2 of the World Series.
World Series Video Blog: Game 2Oct 25Jayson Stark and Jim Caple break down Game 2 of the World Series.
Adande: David Stern's constant power struggleOct 25Even though the NBA thrived, Stern's power was often challenged.
Biggest NFL games of Week 8 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 25Is it time to panic yet? The Eagles, Cowboys and Chargers might be on the brink, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 25Bucs (+5) over VIKINGS Seven reasons why I worried about laying five points with Minnesota at home against the Bucs tonight ... 1. Christian ...