- Associated Press - Monday, October 29, 2012

Marco Scutaro comes through again for the Giants _ who else?

The NLCS MVP lined a 3-1 pitch from Phil Coke into center field for a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning, giving San Francisco a 4-3 lead.

Ryan Theriot scores from second with a slide after looping a leadoff single to right-center and moving up on Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice bunt.

The Giants are three outs from a four-game sweep and their second World Series championship in three years. Sergio Romo in to try to close it out for Giants. Top of the order due up for Detroit.


Scutaro entered that at-bat hitting .714 with runners in scoring position this postseason.

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Ouch!

Omar Infante was hit on the left hand by Santiago Casilla’s two-out pitch in the ninth inning. You could hear the impact on television, too. Crack!

Infante, grimacing in pain, came out of the game for a pinch-runner. Detroit can only hope the second baseman’s hand isn’t broken.

Gerald Laird grounded into a force play and Game 4 of the World Series is headed to extra innings tied 3-all.

Danny Worth ran for Infante and stayed in the game at second base.

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The Tigers tweeted that they are the third team to strike out at least 12 batters in consecutive World Series games, joining the 1973 New York Mets and 1929 Philadelphia Athletics.

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The battle of the bullpens should favor the Giants, who have more depth out there and more left-handers to match up with.

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