SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — It took until the third series, but for the San Francisco Giants, the third time was the charm. They had no trouble defeating the perhaps too-rested Detroit Tigers, 8-3.
Pablo Sandoval homered off Justin Verlander twice and added a third for good measure. The Tigers never got anything going with their hitting, and even a late Jhonny Peralta homer only narrowed the score slightly.
But both teams have to look forward to Game 2. What matchups will prove key to either tying the series or giving the Giants a commanding 2-0 lead?
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