Monday, October 29, 2012

Scutaro Finishes Off Sweep of Tigers; Giants Win World Series, 4-0, Pablo Sandoval MVP

Players of the Day for Sunday, October 28, 2012

World Series

Scutaro: Game-winner
Game 4: San Francisco 4 Detroit 3, 10 innings - Marco Scutaro's two-out single in the top of the 10th inning scored Ryan Theriot from second base, breaking a 3-3 tie and sending the Giants to their second World Series championship in three years.

Sandoval: MVP
Theriot singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on Brandon Crawford's sacrifice bunt, and held his position as Phil Coke struck out Angel Pagan. Coke had come on in relief of Octavio Dotel in the ninth, fanning the side to force extra innings, but Scutaro and the Giants would not be denied, the scrappy second baseman singling to short center to drive in the game winner.

Pablo Sandoval, who was 1-for-5 in game four, finished with a .500 batting average (8-for-16) with three homers and four RBI, all of which came in game one, won by the Giants, 8-3.

The Tigers, one of the best-hitting teams in either league, were flat in the series, scoring only six runs. They were shut out by identical 2-0 scores in games two and three, and, as a team batted .159 (20-for-126) for the series, and, after their eight hits in game one, hit only .130 (12-for-92).

The Giants ended the post-season on a seven-game win streak, coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS to whip the Cardinals before sweeping the Tigers in the World Series.

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