Another game of the World Series is in the books, and more unpredictable action has taken place. After the Giants earned an improbable win in Game 1, they extended their series lead with a Game 2 victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
At 22 years old, Madison Bumgarner’s already accomplished an incredible amount in the Majors, but his career is just getting started.
Everything that carried the Texas Rangers into the World Series fizzled against the San Francisco Giants. The best pitcher. The big batters. Nothing seemed to work when it mattered most.
To extend their first World Series, the Rangers need ace left-hander Cliff Lee to make the most of his second chance in Game 5 on Monday night in a rematch against Tim Lincecum.
If the Giants go on to capture the franchise’s first championship in 56 years, and first since the club moved West from New York in 1958, Freddy Sanchez’s defense will be a big reason.
Midway through Game 4, the speakers at Rangers Ballpark blared the 1960s Halloween favorite “Monster Mash.” More like a World Series mismatch.