The San Francisco Giants captured their second World Series title in three years with a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers that followed comebacks during the first two rounds of Major League Baseball’s postseason.
Matt Carpenter took advantage of his opportunity, coming off the bench after Carlos Beltran’s injury to hit a two-run home run that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a rain-delayed 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series.
The New York Yankees are on the brink of elimination from the American League Championship Series, and probably will be missing one of their top players as they try to overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Texas Rangers.
Barry Zito , once the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball, has turned into an $18.5 million liability for the San Francisco Giants as they open the World Series tonight against the Texas Rangers.
Raul Ibanez pinch-hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and won it with another homer in the 12th as the New York Yankees took a 2-1 lead in their Major League Baseball playoff series against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Detroit Tigers, fueled by the strikeout arms of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, are trying to win a World Series with a pitching achievement not seen since Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to the championship in 1963.