Austin Jackson homered and drove in three runs, Torii Hunter added two doubles and a triple, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A’s 10-1 Sunday.
Justin Verlander outpitched Brett Anderson to do in the Athletics again, and Prince Fielder homered for the second straight day as the Detroit Tigers slowed down one of baseball’s hottest teams with a 7-3 victory Saturday.
The Oakland Athletics are off to their best start in more than two decades, but to keep rolling they made need Bartolo Colon to solve his woes against the Detroit Tigers.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
It ended the only way it could have ended after this postseason run, with one of baseball’s oldest franchises planting its flag as baseball’s newest measuring stick.
One by one, Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera fell short in the season’s final test.
The SF Giants may be under the radar, unappreciated and unexpected. But they’re unassailable, the winner of two World Series titles in the last three years.
While a majority of San Francisco Giants fans had to stay in the Bay Area to watch and cheer their team, many made the trek to Detroit to see their team win the World Series.
Jeremy Affeldt was first. Then Santiago Casilla came on and got the ball to Sergio Romo, who closed it out for San Francisco.
What a thrill for Giants fans: the team clinched its second World Series win in three years, after winning Game 4 in Detroit with a 4-3 victory. It’s the team’s second World Series win in three years, and especially thrilling this time around considering the Giants swept the Tigers this time around.