(AP) - The San Francisco Giants are halfway to a
World Series title after shutting down the Detroit Tigers 2-0 for a
two games-to-none series lead.
Madison Bumgarner outdueled Detroit's Doug Fister in a classic
pitchers' duel. Bumgarner and two relievers combined on a two-hit
shutout. Bumgarner struck out eight in his seven innings. Santiago
Casilla (kah-SEE'-yuh) and Sergio Romo finished the gem.
The Tigers were shut out just twice in the 162-game regular
season. They now have been blanked twice in the postseason.
In their opening game win, the Giants used three homers by Pablo
Sandoval to bash the Tigers. In Game 2, the Giants used small ball
to win their fifth straight postseason game.
They broke a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh inning
without an RBI. Hunter Pence scored on a double-play groundout by
Brandon Crawford. The Giants added an insurance run in the eighth
without a hit, scoring on a Pence sacrifice fly.
Fourteen of the last 15 teams that have won the first two games
have gone onto win the World Series.
Today is a travel day. The series resumes Saturday night in
Detroit. The Giants send out 14-game winner Ryan Vogelsong against