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Giants Take 2-0 Lead Over Tigers Behind Bumgarner’s Gem

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The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in Game 2 of the World Series, taking a 2-0 lead. While Game 2 didn’t contain the fireworks of Game 1, it did give fans a pitching gem from the arm of Madison Bumgarner.

The 23-year old from Hickory, North Carolina threw seven scoreless innings on baseball’s biggest stage. It may surprise some to learn that Bumgarner was having serious control issues, seeing his pitching numbers take a serious dive the last two months. He acknowledged he was experiencing mechanical issues. Looks like he got it all worked out…just in the nick of time.

“I think we’ve got it fixed,” explained Bumgarner. ”Like I said before, there’s no way to tell 100 percent until you get out there and get going game speed.”

San Francisco got just enough offense in Game 2 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Gregor Blanco scored in the 7th, while Hunter Pence helped add the next run one inning later on a sacrifice fly.

Perhaps the Tigers will improve with a little home cooking. Game 3 shifts to Detroit on Saturday night at 7:00. Detroit will throw Anibal Sanchez, while San Francisco will counter with Ryan Vogelsong.

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