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Giants win Game 4 in extra innings, sweep Tigers to win World Series

Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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The Giants are your 2012 World Series champions.

The Giants topped the Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit to finish off a four-game World Series sweep. This is the Giants’ second World Series title in the past three seasons and the seventh in franchise history.

Game 4 was a back-and-forth affair, including go-ahead two-run homers from Buster Posey and Miguel Cabrera and a game-tying solo blast from Delmon Young. The Giants ultimately took the lead in the top of the 10th inning after Marco Scutaro punched a two-out single in front of Austin Jackson in center field to score Ryan Theriot. Sergio Romo struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th to finish off the victory, freezing Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera for the final out.

The Giants are the first team to sweep the World Series since the Red Sox finished off the Rockies in four games in 2007. They are the first National League team to sweep the World Series since the Reds defeated the Athletics in 1990.

  1. aceshigh11 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Congratulations to the Giants. Awesome achievement.

    • dickclydesdale - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM

      Is it a FACT that mohawked SF Giants players Like Brian Wilson & Panda will celebrate the championship with illegal drugs?
      These guys give off an appearance of some heavy drug use. With they party with hardcore drugs?
      Mohawks+Tats=Hardcore drugs like cocaine & meth.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM

        Wotta idiot.

      • bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM


      • TheBlindUmp - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

        The first 4 letters of his tag says it all!

      • cur68 - Oct 29, 2012 at 2:19 AM

        Holy shit. Are you for real?

  2. sir1389 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Congrats Giants fans. All in all though, a very boring WS. I wish this series would’ve matched the excitement of all of the previous rounds.

    • raysfan1 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

      Agree, the last thing I wanted (with no real rooting interest) was a sweep.

      Interesting that this post-season every series either went the distance or was a sweep.

    • indaburg - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      Yeah. The World Series was anti-climactic. No offense to the Giants–congrats to them. They outplayed the Tigers in every possible category. I just would have liked more baseball.

  3. randygnyc - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    The bigot is denied. Delmon young, the notorious and unrepentant anti-Semite does not receive world series immortality. The Tigers should have expunged the hate filled cancer from within it’s ranks. Instead they embraced him. Swept in four. Karma.

    Congrats to the SF Giants. 2012 WS champs!!

    • bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

      World Series should always be capitalized.

      Please make a note of it.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    When did Mike Martz become GM of the Giants? Seriously, Sabean and Martz are twins!

  5. Shafer's Dealer - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    2012 World Series Champion San Fransisco Giants*

    *Melky Cabrera

    • jkcalhoun - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

      Without him, they would have won the NL West by maybe half as many games.

    • TheBlindUmp - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      I’d say we didn’t do too badly without him.

    • Nevis - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      LMAO, Giants were better WITHOUT him, check the stats and record for proof. Also, Melk’s absence didn’t seem to stop them from buzz-sawing the Tigers in 4.

    • Hunter Pence's Eyes - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      Had he played in the NLCS and WS, then yes i’d agree 100% with your asterisk.

      However, we had a better record WITHOUT the Melk Man than we did with him, and when given the opportunity, he was left off the roster.

      No asterisk required.

  6. jkcalhoun - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Congratulations, Giants!

  7. elwaysmilehighdenver - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Congrats SF. Great post season run!

  8. TheBlindUmp - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Wow, two in three years! This team could be good for a while. We’ve got a few months to savor this one. The off season should be interesting to see who comes back for next year; Scutaro, Pence, Pagan, Blanco, wish we could keep them all but that’s not likely. That’s what makes repeating, or staying good, so hard in this age.

    • foolmaker - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:25 AM

      Pence is under contract for next year. Scutaro and Pagan will be interesting though; obviously it would be exciting to keep them, but 2010 heroes Ross, Torres, and Huff didn’t exactly work out in 2011.

      • seeingwhatsticks - Oct 29, 2012 at 4:10 AM

        Giants have literally no one else to play 2B and Scutaro is unlikely to command a long term deal. Pagan is also a more accomplished player than Ross or Torres, and is younger than Huff.

  9. bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    How about my Giants!

    “And now let’s send it back to Erin Andrews down on the field”


    BTW, it’s totally Mickey Mouse to do the Trophy Presentation in a ‘media room’ and Erin Andrews has no concept of the moment – let alone how to present it. AWFUL.

    Selig is also a complete joke with trophy presentations.

    • randygnyc - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

      Exactly correct. Erin Andrews couldn’t possibly understand the historical importance of the trophy presentation. She was hardly worthy to even be in the room as it happened.

      • TheBlindUmp - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

        Sarcasm radar, engaged.

  10. florida76 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Congrats to the Giants, but for San Francisco fans, the two world titles are much more important than anything which happened in New York. Good luck on finding old New York Giants fans aware and rooting for San Fran.

    • jkcalhoun - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:23 AM

      Just drop in at Finnerty’s. Easy.

      Also, as they did after the 2010 season, look for the Giants to take the trophy back to New York for a visit with the East Coast branch of Giants’ fandom.

      • jkcalhoun - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM

        And they’ve already got plans to do so.

  11. APBA Guy - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Fireworks and car-honking caravans in San Mateo. The Giants fans are very, very happy tonight.

    Scutaro, Romo, and the Panda. What a great post-season these three had. Congrats to them!

  12. loungefly74 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    yes! hum baby! so happy! 2nd in 3 years…oh this is big…this cements the Giants as a heavyweight team…

    pitching…our pitching rocks…our defense and timely hitting was spot on as well

    (my god…erin andrews looks greats in that outfit!) oh yeah…back to the Giants…they need to give Bochy a raise.

    oh man…just freaking delirious right now…at the top of Maslow’s pyramid!

    • indaburg - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      Congrats on achieving self-actualization.

      • loungefly74 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM

        ahhh…glad to see someone got that! yeah…winning titles does that…:)

  13. bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    ANNOUNCER: Kung Fu Panda – you’re the World Series MVP and you just won your 2nd World Series! How are you gonna celebrate?

    SANDOVAL: “Go to Ben & Jerry’s”

  14. loungefly74 - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    thank you Philly for Hunter Pence. the guy came up huge.

    (on a side note)…like to see Hunter and Phil Mickelson get into a staring match…

    • TheBlindUmp - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM

      Phil wouldn’t stand a chance!

  15. psunick - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Right on about Ms Andrews, loungefly

    • bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:46 AM

      She’s brutal.

      I like eye candy like the next guy. But Erin Andrews isn’t ‘hot’ enough for my taste’s to make up for the abundant lack of talent and sense.

      I’ll take a Doris Burke over an Erin Andrews every day of the week.

      Hey FOX, if you just have to have a female somewhere in the broadcast – how about getting an actual baseball beat writer . . . Susan Slusser, Brittany Ghiroli, Jenifer Langosch or my personal favorite . . . Jane Lee. 😉

      Or if you prefer, you could just go for a heavy dose of crazy fun and insert Suzyn Waldman into the broadcast.

      But Erin Andrews is kind of like Kaliber. Looks like beer. Tastes like beer. But it’s not really beer.

  16. franklinandbashandflorio - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG!!!!! Gooooooooooo GIANTS!

  17. mattypbillsmafia - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    @ bigleagues

    Agreed, worst trophy presentation ever… Worse than the stanley cup this past year…

    Not taking anything away from the efforts of both champs, kings an giants… But can the networks (CBS, NBC, FOX) stop taking this away from the people that busted their humps all years, the PLAYERS!!! it’s awesome to see the giants in the locker room but put Erin Andrews in some rain gear an put her in there if you want to hand out a trophy… Not give it to the suits while a dozen ppl with media credentials half heartedly applaud… Weak FOX… makes sense that Seth mcfarlane makes fun of you every chance he gets… CONGRATS GIANTS! you earned it! I guess there’s more than one beard to fear now

    • bigleagues - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      Well said!

  18. itsonlyaspeedbump - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Giants 3

    Central Divisions 0

  19. mattypbillsmafia - Oct 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    I don’t blame Erin Andrews… She knew college football, but was thrown into post season baseball, she’s a good sideline reporter but obviously didn’t have enough baseball grooming to seem comfortable… I’m sure FOX threw a boat load of cash at her, an I’d do like steve miller an take the $ an run too. My comment wasn’t about her, just about how all the major sports networks think their personalities are more important than the games. I could give two $hit$ who’s in the booth, madden sucked in mnf. The actual game that is going on is the draw, minus NFL networks Thursday night football… Give that up, Sunday an Monday are good enough. I’m sure all the “die hard” fantasy players will thumbs me down but I’m an actual fan, I’m not rooting for an opposing player cause he’s on my fantasy team… Cause I didn’t draft him out of spite…

  20. cameltoehoe - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Erin is interviewing. Not refereeing MNF during a ref strike. Give her a break. It’s not Rocket Science!

  21. pemory - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Good to see a team (emphasis on “team”) that plays rock-solid defense, has consistently terrific pitching, and does all the little things right (i.e. fundamentals) win it all. Just a fantastic all-around performance by the Jints! Congratulations San Francisco!

  22. sisqsage - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    After a full season of offering posts on this nice site for baseball junkies, this has to be the sweetest. Bochy makes the right move again with Theriot inserted into the lineup. Buster the big HR, Scutaro comes throught again and Romo freezes the big bopper to end it.
    Panda the MVP.
    What a team.
    After waiting decades for 2010 to happen, heck, we are starting to feel spoiled now.
    The capper: a victory parade set for Halloween.

  23. steelers4385 - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Baseball sucks. Only time time they break a sweat is when its hot out.

  24. ch0psuey - Oct 29, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Fun World Series…. now who played Again?

  25. baymac408 - Oct 29, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Woooo 2 in 3 years!! Big ups GIANTS!!! Bruce Bochy is the best manager!

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