10/25/2012 07:17 pm ET Updated Oct 25, 2012

World Series Game 2 LIVE UPDATES: San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers


The World Series
Game 2
Detroit Tigers
San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park
8:07 p.m. EST

Don't let the final score (or the television ratings) fool you, Game 1 of the 2012 World Series was a contest to remember, even if Detroit would like to forget it.

With a historic hitting performance and unexpected results from the starting pitchers, the Giants' 8-3 win over the Tigers got the 2012 Fall Classic off to a rocking started. Pablo Sandoval and Barry Zito had the fans at AT&T Park rocking. Justin Verlander and the visiting Tigers got rocked at AT&T Park.

In Game 2, Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for San Francisco and that might help Detroit's batters get back on track. Bumgarner is 0-2 this postseason with an 11.25 ERA.

As for the Tigers, It's Doug Fister's turn in the rotation. Fister hasn't earned a decision this postseason but the Tigers have come out on top in each of his two starts. The 28-year-old righty stymied the Yankees in his last start, pitching 6.1 innings of shutout baseball.

Will the Panda and Marco Scutaro stay in Game 2? Or will the Tigers pounce on the struggling Bumgarner to even the series.


10/25/2012 11:18 PM EDT

@ TylerKepner :

Beat the opponents' untouchable ace in Game 1, shutout victory in Game 2. It feels a lot like the 2010 World Series again at AT&T Park.

10/25/2012 11:17 PM EDT

@ jaysonst :

Tigers were shut out twice all year - 8/29 in a Bruce Chen start, 7/17 in a Garrett Richards start.

10/25/2012 11:16 PM EDT

Bumgarner gets the win. Fister gets the loss. Romo gets his second save of the postseason.

10/25/2012 11:15 PM EDT


Infante flies out to Brandon Belt in foul territory to end the game. Giants win 2-0 and take a 2-0 World Series lead.

10/25/2012 11:12 PM EDT

Strike 3

Romo gets Austin Jackson to strike out swinging with a nasty slider that tails away to the outside. 2 outs. Omar Infante up.

10/25/2012 11:11 PM EDT

Tigers were only shut out twice in the regular season, lowest in the majors.

10/25/2012 11:10 PM EDT

1 Out

Quintin Berry pinch hits and flies out to left. Tigers need to get one man on base so Cabrera can have an at-bat.

10/25/2012 11:06 PM EDT

Swing And A Miss

Coke strikes out Brandon Belt swinging and now Sergio Romo will come in to get the save in the ninth.

10/25/2012 11:01 PM EDT

Pitching Change

Phil Coke coming in for Dotel.

10/25/2012 10:59 PM EDT


Hunter Pence flies out to right field and it's deep enough to allow Pagan to tag up and score from third. 2-0 GIANTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH. That's it for Dotel.