The San Francisco Giants signed pitcher Tim Hudson to a two-year contract, adding the 38-year- old, three-time All-Star to a starting rotation that includes Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner.
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.
Clayton Kershaw’s historic opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers demonstrated why the 25- year-old left-hander, who elicits comparisons to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, might become the first $200 million pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
The smallest player in the Giants’ lineup again had the biggest hit as Cody Ross singled in the first run in San Francisco’s 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series.
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.