Giants Sweep Tigers to Win World Series

The Giants are World Series champions for the second time in three years.

San Francisco closed out a clean sweep of the American League champion Tigers last night with a 4-3, 10-inning victory in Detroit.

Marco Scutaro’s two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th plated the go-ahead run and the Giants held on for their seventh-straight postseason win.

After throwing back-to-back shutouts, the Giants got another clutch pitching performance. Matt Cain limited Detroit to three runs over seven innings. Three relievers delivered three hitless innings of relief. Closer Sergio Romo closed out the victory by striking out the side in the ninth for his third series save.

Giants’ pitchers posted a 1.46 earned run average in four meetings with the Tigers. That is the 12th-lowest ERA in World Series history.

Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in Game 1, was named World Series MVP. Sandoval batted .500 for the series, and drove in four runs. Sandoval had 8 hits in 16 at-bats in the 108th Fall Classic.

The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series’ television ratings.

Meanwhile, the four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Phillies-Rays and 2010 Giants-Rangers series, which each went five games.

Last year’s Cardinals-Rangers World Series went the full seven games and built momentum to average a 10.0/16.

The Giants’ 2-0 win in Game 3 on Saturday earned a 6.1/11, and their 4-3, 10-inning victory in the clincher Sunday drew an 8.9/14.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with TVs tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage watching among all homes with TVs in use at the time. (AP)

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