The 2012 World Series matchup is set. The San Francisco Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the Fall Classic and thanks to the National League's All-Star Game victory, Games 1 and 2 will be played at beautiful AT&T Park.
Justin Verlander, who started for the AL in the All-Star Game and gave up five runs in the first inning, will take the mound for World Series opener. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Barry Zito will be their Game 1 starter after going 7.2 innings in Game 5 of the NLCS and leading San Francisco to a 5-0 victory.
The Tigers are the betting favorites to win the World Series, but the Giants shown that they can be at their best when the odds seem stacked against them. Will the Tigers capture their fifth World Series title in franchise history? Or will San Francisco win it all for the second time in just three years?