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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the seventh inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
World Series Game 2: Giants win 2-0
First Published Oct 25 2012 09:25 pm • Last Updated Oct 25 2012 09:28 pm

SAN FRANCISCO • Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder after a key bunt stopped just fair along the third-base line and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead.

Bumgarner, who lost both his starts in the NL playoffs, struck out eight and walked two, and Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo finished with perfect relief.

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Hunter Pence led off the seventh with a single off Doug Fister, and reliever Drew Smyly walked Brandon Belt. Gregor Blanco’s bunt stopped on the dirt up the third-base line, 3 to 4 inches fair. With the infield in at the corners, Crawford grounded to second baseman Omar Infante.

Pence added a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Octavio Dotel.




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