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
| The Associated Press
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.
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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