The San Francisco Giants continueed their hot streak by shutting out the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Game Three on Saturday, 2-0, and are just won win away from their second World Series title in three years.
Ryan Vogelsong lasted five and two-third innings, and allowed five hits and four walks, but didn't yield a run. Former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum relieved Vogelsong, and conceded just a walk over two and one-third innings, while Sergio Romo got the save in the ninth inning.
San Francisco picked up two runs in the second inning, and didn't look back. Gregor Blanco tripled home Hunter Pence, and then scored off a single by Brandon Crawford. Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit bullpen conceded just two earned runs through seven hits and walk, but it couldn't make up for lack of production from the Tigers' bats.
Detroit's hitting woes continue to be the top story. The formidable middle of the order of Detroit's lineup has slumped in the World Series, as Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young have combined for one hit in 11 at-bats.
The Tigers had only been shutout twice in the regular season, but the Giants have shut them out twice in three games. Of the five hits Detroit recorded on Saturday, none of them were for extra bases, and Jim Leyland's squad failed to score a run despite five walks.
The Giants have now won six-straight games. After facing elimination by the St. Louis Cardinals after Game Four of the National League Championship Series, the Giants have won every game since by outscoring their opponents 32-4.
Game Four is Sunday, with Giants' ace Matt Cain on the mound, while Max Scherzer pitches for Detroit.