Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The weather turned cold as the World Series
shifted to Detroit, and so remained the Tigers' bats.
Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo combined on a five-hit shutout as
the San Francisco Giants moved within a game of capturing their second
championship in three years with a 2-0 victory over the struggling Tigers in
Game 3 from Comerica Park.
Detroit mustered just three runs and 10 hits in losing the first two matchups
of this Fall Classic held in San Francisco, and didn't fare any better as the
series moved to the Motor City. The Tigers stranded nine baserunners and went
0-for-4 with men in scoring position in suffering their sixth straight World
Series defeat dating back to their last appearance in 2006.
The Tigers have now been blanked by the Giants in consecutive games, having
also dropped a 2-0 decision in Thursday's Game 2. Detroit was shut out just
twice during its run to the AL Central title in the regular season.
Conversely, San Francisco continues to get stellar work from its starting
staff as it extended its franchise-record postseason winning streak to six
Vogelsong (1-0) pitched out of several jams over the first 5 2/3 innings in
which he allowed five hits and four walks. Lincecum then surrendered just one
walk over the next 2 1/3 frames before turning things over to Romo, with the
Giants closer setting down the side in order to give his team a commanding 3-0
Over their last six outings, San Francisco starters have given up a scant two
runs in a total of 38 2/3 innings.
Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with an RBI single to pace the Giants
offensively, while Gregor Blanco delivered a run-scoring triple in a second
inning where the National League champions did all of their damage.
The two-run second spoiled an otherwise terrific start from Detroit's Anibal
Sanchez (0-1), with the right-hander striking out eight batters over seven
innings and permitting only six hits and a walk.
The Giants will attempt to claim their seventh World Series title in the
modern era behind Matt Cain on Sunday, with the Tigers countering with Max
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