Skip to main content

Giants shut out Tigers to take 2-0 lead in World Series

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:19 AM EDT, Fri October 26, 2012
From left to right, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Jhonny Peralta and Omar Infante of the Detroit Tigers look on during a pitching change in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&amp;T Park in San Francisco on Thursday, October 25. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/24/worldsport/gallery/world-series-game-1/index.html' target='_blank'>See the best photos of Game 1 here.</a> From left to right, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Jhonny Peralta and Omar Infante of the Detroit Tigers look on during a pitching change in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Thursday, October 25. See the best photos of Game 1 here.
HIDE CAPTION
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
06 world series game 2
Game 2 of the World Series
Game 2 of the World Series
07 world series game 2
Game 2 of the World Series
<<
<
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
>
>>
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Giants take a 2-0 lead in the World Series
  • Tigers manage only two hits off three Giants pitchers
  • Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit

(CNN) -- The Giants proved they can win in many ways Thursday beating Detroit 2-0 after only getting five hits.

The win gives the Giants a two games to none World Series lead and comes a day after the Giants pummeled the Tigers hitting three home runs in an 8-3 victory.

"We play a lot of close games, and these guys are used to it," said Giants coach Bruce Bochy. "It's the best of seven, we're up 2. It's great to get off to a good start."

Three San Francisco pitchers combined to throw a two-hit shutout.

Madison Bumgarner went seven innings, and Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo each pitched a hitless inning as the National League champions scratched their way to the win.

The Giants' Hunter Pence scored on a double-play groundout by Brandon Crawford to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh and Pence hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to make it 2-0.

"It was a great collective effort tonight," Pence said. " I feel like everyone is on the same page, and we're just going out there and really playing as hard as we can for each other."

San Francisco only managed five hits but also drew four walks.

Tigers starter Doug Fister gutted out six innings after being struck by a batted ball. Gregor Blanco lined a ball off the top of Fister's head in the second inning. The Detroit pitcher was struck just above the right ear and the ball went into center field for a single.

The Tigers trainer checked on Fister and the pitcher stayed in the game.

The series heads to Detroit for Game 3 on Saturday night.

Game 1: Sandoval hits 3 HRs; Giants rough up Verlander to win

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
U.S. Sport
updated 7:53 AM EDT, Fri September 26, 2014
The NFL International Series returns to London this year, and hopes are rising that Britain will one day have its own permanent franchise.
updated 11:10 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
The Hall of Fame quarterback gives an intimate account of the toughest fight of his life -- and how he won it.
updated 10:55 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
The greatest receiver in NFL history delivers some tough words on the NFL's scandals, plus talks his new title: "coach"
updated 5:48 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
CNN "Unguarded" host Rachel Nichols and Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko discuss.
updated 11:38 AM EDT, Sat September 13, 2014
Rachel Nichols questions Floyd Mayweather on his history of abusing women, including the mother of his children.
updated 6:11 PM EDT, Sun September 7, 2014
The owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks is selling his stake of the team after he sent a racially charged email.
updated 6:58 PM EDT, Thu August 14, 2014
Major League Baseball's Chief Operating Officer Manfred has been chosen to succeed Bud Selig as the MLB commissioner.
updated 7:54 AM EST, Tue February 25, 2014
With a growing audience boosted by the drama of ice hockey on show in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, can the sport capitalize on its popularity?
updated 1:00 PM EST, Mon February 24, 2014
Jason Collins became the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, wearing a Brooklyn Nets uniform in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
updated 9:01 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2014
USA Today called Madison Rising's performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" prior to a NASCAR race "spectacularly awful."
ADVERTISEMENT