The San Francisco Giants shocked the world once again Sunday night, winning Game 4 of the World Series in 10 innings to complete a sweep of the Detroit Tigers and win their second championship in three years.
For the Giants, the recipe was simple: pitch well, hit when it matters most and never, ever give up. We saw it in 2010 when this franchise won the World Series, and we saw it again throughout the playoffs this year.
Sunday night's win can't be attributed to one person. Matt Cain allowed three runs in seven innings, and Bruce Bochy knew exactly how to manage his bullpen in the game's final four innings.
Brandon Belt got the team's scoring going in the second inning with a run-scoring triple, which was followed in the sixth inning by Buster Posey's two-run home run.
Marco Scutaro, in fitting fashion, hit the game-winning single to score Ryan Theriot in the top of the 10th inning.
Pablo Sandoval won the coveted MVP trophy, but this was a complete team effort. For baseball purists, teams like this are what it's all about.