Giants Go Up 2-0 in Series

San Francisco beats Detroit 2-0

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 25, 2012 10:22 PM CDT | Updated Oct 25, 2012 11:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 tonight to take a 2-0 World Series lead. Small ball decided the game, with a bunt in the 7th inning playing a big role in the first run and a sac fly in the 8th delivering the second. Tigers beware: Forty-one of 52 teams to take 2-0 leads have gone on to win the title. Bleacher Report has more on the game here.

San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Pence during the eighth inning.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister is congratulated by catcher Gerald Laird after being replaced during the seventh.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, right, is congratulated by Gregor Blanco after hitting a sacrifice fly during the eighth.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the seventh.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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