It had been a World Series with little suspense. But its closing act finally produced a dash of drama worthy of a fall classic.
The Detroit Tigers put up their first authentic fight of the series. They scored as many runs in one game as they had the previous three. With the help of a stiff breeze, one of their prominent sluggers even managed to sweet-talk a fly ball over an outfield wall.
But the Tigers could not postpone the inevitable. Marco Scutaro singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep.
The Giants, who won six straight elimination games to reach the World Series, are champions for the second time in three years. They needed five games to dispatch the Texas Rangers in 2010. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)