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San Francisco Giants over Detroit Tigers (4-0)
The Giants managed to overcome six elimination games to reach the World Series. That made their dominance of the Tigers that much more shocking, as they handled a team that swept the Yankees in the ALCS.
They got to ace Justin Verlander in Game 1, striking for five runs and chasing arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball after just four innings. Pablo Sandoval homered three times (two off of Verlander), and the Giants came away with an 8-3 victory.
From there, starters Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong led the way for shutouts in Game 2 and 3 as the Tigers managed just seven hits in the middle games of the series.
It took extra innings for the Giants to win Game 4 and clinch the series, with Marco Scutaro delivering the eventual game-winning hit in the top of the 10th, but it remained a dominant performance from start to finish.