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Topic - Gregor Blanco
Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings. Now he has something really remarkable — a no-hitter in which he threw a whopping career-high 148 pitches.
Bailey became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer — still the only big leaguer to toss two in a row. Bailey beat the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh last Sept. 28 and got another 17 starts later.
Sergio Romo closes it out by throwing a called third strike past Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.
San Francisco has taken the lead in the second inning for the second consecutive night.
Big-time pitching by Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer was lifted with one out in the top of the seventh. With a runner on second, rookie Drew Smyly retired Brandon Crawford on a flyball and Octavio Dotel got Angel Pagan on a grounder to second to keep the score tied.
Marco Scutaro comes through again for the Giants _ who else?
On a ragged baseball diamond in Maracay, Venezuela, its grass tall and infield dirt pockmarked, nearly 200 boys practice for hours every day. Many of them are inspired by the example of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who learned the game on this very field.
On a ragged baseball diamond, its grass tall and infield dirt pockmarked, nearly 200 boys practice for hours every day. Many of them are inspired by the example of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who learned the game on this very field.
Nothing is stopping them — not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded. Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on a chilly Saturday night for a commanding 3-0 lead.
Pablo Sandoval decided sometime long ago that he was going to swing at the first pitch of his second at-bat.
Major League Baseball is looking at ways to protect pitchers from being injured by batted balls such as the one that struck Doug Fister in the head, and says hat liners are a possibility in the minors next year.
Another squandered opportunity for the Tigers, who just can't manage to get a big hit.
That's it. The final score is Giants 2, Tigers 0 for the second consecutive game in this World Series.
The bunt just wouldn't go foul, despite the best efforts of the Detroit players who gathered around it and tried to will it across the chalk down the third base line. It couldn't go foul, because that might have ruined the whole aura the San Francisco Giants spent two games creating on their way toward taking command of this World Series.
"It seems like the game is on our side right now," Blanco said. "If it takes a bunt single to win the World Series, so be it. We'll take it."
"Baseball's so hard, this game's about having luck," Blanco said. "You can hit the ball 10 times with a line drive to center field and go 0 for 10."