Giants-Tigers: San Francisco sweep Detroit to win the 2012 World Series. San Francisco defeated Detroit, 4-3, in 10 innings on Sunday night to win their second World Series title in three years. The Giants have won seven championships overall. San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers in five games in 2010.No, Cabrera and Posey do.
The Giants relied on strong pitching to knock down opponents in their path to a World Series victory. Ryan Vogelsong was arguably the strongest pitcher for the Giants in the postseason.
The Tigers never led until Game 4, when Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera provided a glimmer of hope with a two-run drive. But in the end, Cabrera stared down a fastball straight down the middle from relief pitcher Sergio Romo. The strikeout ended Detroit's hopes.
The Giants have now won two championships in three years. Has a new era of San Francisco dominance begun?
Detroit's Cabrera wins AL MVP award
By Larry Fine
NEW YORK | Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:23am EST
(Reuters) - Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, the first player to win the Triple Crown in 45 years, added the American League's Most Valuable Player award on Thursday for the 2012 Major League Baseball season.Nate S. thought Trout deserved it, but he didn't get his way.
Cabrera became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox in 1967 to lead the league in the three top traditional offensive categories with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs, and 139 runs batted in.
He also became the first Venezuelan to win the coveted MVP award, getting the nod over Rookie of the Year winner Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, whose brilliant all-around play had made him a serious challenger to Cabrera.
Giants' Buster Posey wins NL MVP award
By Larry Fine
NEW YORK | Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:48am EST
(Reuters) - Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants added to a career's worth of accomplishments by winning the National League Most Valuable Player award on Thursday in just his third season.Sorry, Sandoval.
Yet the humble, 25-year-old catcher said what he took away from the 2012 season was a heartfelt appreciation just to be able to play.
Posey had the highest batting average in the major leagues at .336 and pounded 24 homers while driving in 103 to win MLB's top individual award following a 2011 season that ended for him after only 45 games in a devastating collision at home plate.
Both stories from Overnight News Digest (Fast fill-in edition) on Daily Kos.