Giants tame the Tigers to take out world series baseball

THEY were almost down and out in all playoff games, but the San Francisco Giants are now the world champions after sweeping the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the World Series.

The Giants won game four in 10 innings 4-3 at Detroit's Comerica Park to take their second World Series in three years.

It was designated hitter Ryan Theriot - a World Series winner with the St Louis Cardinals last year - who stole the headlines with a single in the 10th.

Brandon Crawford then hit a sacrifice to advance Theriot to second before he scored on a two-out single from Marco Scutaro.

"He's done a great job for us all year," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Theriot.

"He's battled right-handers well and he's an experienced veteran. He finds a way to get the bat on the ball."

The Giants had taken a 1-0 lead but the Tigers fought back thanks to a Miguel Cabrera home run.

The teams both hit home runs with Buster Posey's two-run hit giving the Giants a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

Delmon Young then smashed a homer in the bottom of the inning to level the scores.

The game remained tied until Theriot's intervention before closing pitcher Sergio Romo finished the job for the Giants.

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