With their 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, the San Francisco Giants completed the sweep to be crowned 2012 World Series Champions–their second title in three years. While the Giants had no trouble defeating the Tigers once they got to the World Series, the argument can be made their memorable run during the postseason may go down as one of the greatest of all time–mainly because of all the obstacles they overcame to get there.
Everybody thought San Francisco was done when they lost the first two games of the NLDS to the Cincinnati Reds, but they managed to overcome their 0-2 deficit by winning the next three games on the road to set themselves up with a NLCS matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Just like they did against the Reds, the Giants managed to overcome a 3-1 deficit to the defending World Series Champions before making the title their own by defeating the Tigers.
6-0 in elimination games. A seven-game winning streak to finish the season.
What San Francisco accomplished this postseason was nothing short of amazing as they used solid pitching and a high-powered offense. For a team loaded with offensive talent behind Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Austin Jackson, the Giants only allowed the Tigers to score six runs during the four games of the World Series–which is pretty impressive.
Take this into consideration with Pablo Sandoval–who hit three home runs in Game 1–stepping up his game, it’s no surprise to see the Giants take home their second title in three seasons and put themselves in the category of a possible dynasty.
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