Giants sweep Tigers to win second title in three years
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The San Francisco Giants needed 10 innings and another clutch hit from Marco Scutaro to capture their second World Series title in three years with a 4-3 Game 4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Scutaro, the NLCS MVP, hit a two-out humpback liner off Phil Coke in the 10th that bounced in front of center fielder Austin Jackson and knocked in Ryan Theriot from second to break the 3-3 deadlock.
Sergio Romo retired the top of Detroit's lineup in succession to finish off the sudden sweep of the American League champs and give the franchise its seventh World Series crown.
The Giants had a 56-year World Series drought before winning it all in 2010, and completed this year's run by staving off six elimination games and winning their final seven contests.
Pablo Sandoval, whose three home runs in the opener put him in October lure, was voted the World Series MVP after batting .500 (8-for-16) in the series.
While Sandoval and Scutaro sparked the club offensively, it was the Giants' pitching staff that carried the load, including back-to-back shutout in Games 2 and 3 against a Tigers team that had only been blanked twice during the regular season.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the third inning to give Detroit its first lead of the series, but Romo froze the Triple Crown winner on a 2-2 fastball with two outs in the ninth to close out another dominating pitching performance.
10/29 00:15:11 ET