The San Francisco Giants are getting all the good bounces so far this World Series, and they’re in control largely because of them.
The Giants are a much better defensive team than Detroit. We saw this very clearly in Wednesday’s game, as Gregor Blanco made two diving catches to thwart potential Detroit opportunities.
Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday.
Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking RBI single on the night he received a prestigious award and the San Francisco Giants reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West to two with a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday.
Marco Scutaro hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the rival Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night to extend their NL West lead to 5½ games over Los Angeles.
Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Jesus Guzman hit two home runs and Chase Headley had one to hand Tim Lincecum another setback, powering the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Atlanta infielder Chipper Jones said the Braves won’t forget Giants left-fielder Melky Cabrera’s ‘happy’ reaction to teammate Gregor Blanco’s three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Giants 9-4 win Wednesday night.
Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco hit three-run homers in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the 10th to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 on Wednesday night.
Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night.