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The San Francisco Giants sent the Detroit Tigers back to their cages, completing a four-game sweep to take home the coveted prize of Major League Baseball: the World Series Championship.
The real shocker of this whole series was the lack of stellar performances from the Tigers’ two star players: Justin Verlander, the team’s starting pitcher and Triple Crown winner, and Miguel Cabrera, the team’s first baseman.
In Game 1, Justin Verlander gave up six hits and five runs in just four innings of play. Miguel Cabrera batted a measly .231 for the entire series.
Here’s a quick recap of the sweep:
The Giants’ pitchers and hitters definitely outplayed the Tigers’ players throughout the series. Pablo Sandoval, third baseman for the Giants who bats .500 and hit two homers in the Series, was crowned World Series MVP. San Francisco’s pitchers had a combined ERA of 1.46 and they struck out 36 Detroit batters.
This is the Giants’ second World Series Championship in the past three years. To be honest, I didn’t expect the Giants to be a major factor when the postseason began. I figured that they would at least make it to the playoffs, but not win the whole thing. I think a lot of people discredited them and counted them out this year. With baseball, you can never count a team out since teams can easily shock fans in the end.
I am, by no means, a San Francisco Giants fan, but I give them a lot of credit. I always enjoy it when teams win when it’s not expected. It gives a nice twist and astonishing factor to sports. This postseason just goes to show you three things:
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