Deuces are wild but Detroit last night dealt all the cards to the Giants, who won Game Two of the World Series 2-to-0 in San Francisco, as the Tigers managed just 2 hits and now trail 2-games-to-nothing in the best of 7 Fall Classic.
Giants’ starter Madison Bumgarner fired seven shutout innings, scattering two hits and two walks while striking out eight to earn the win. Sergio Romo closed things out to earn the save. Doug Fister was the tough luck loser forDetroit, pitching into the seventh, when he left a scoreless game after giving up his fourth hit of the night, a single, to start the inning.
San Francisco scored the game's first run on a bases loaded groundout in the seventh and than added a run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The three plays from last night fans are most probably talking about are.number one Detroit third base coach Gene LaMont’s dubious decision to wave home Prince Fielder with no outs in the second inning. Fielder had been on first after being hit by a pitch to begin the frame. Then Delmon Young doubled to left field but the burly Fielder was tagged out at home on a close play, costing the Tigers an early chance to grab the lead. Number two on the talk list, Fister being nailed on the right side of his head with a hard hit liner that deflected on the fly to shallow center field. Fister stayed in the game and pitched out of a bases loaded jam in that second inning. And finally, the 45-foot hit off the bat ofSan Francisco’s Gregor Blanco, the same player whose drive nearly took Fister down in the second. Blanco laid down a bunt that came to a stop inches fair on the infield dirt, a single that set up the seventh inning bases loaded groundout that plated what proved to be the winning run.
Tiger’s Manager Jim Leyland says he believes their offense will wake up In Detroit the two teams flew into Detroit Metro early today and will have a workout late this afternoon at Comerica Park, where game 3 is scheduled for tomorrow night and where they will also play game four and game five, if necessary, Sunday and Monday nights.
Since 1997, eight teams have taken a 2-to-0 lead in the World Series and all eight went on the win the championship.