Pitching, a red-hot offense, and a little luck have proven to be the winning combination this MLB postseason, as squads from the Midwest and West Coast are set to clash for a shot at championship glory. The 108th World Series will mark the first-ever meeting between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic. The Giants last appeared in the World Series in 2010 when they claimed the franchise’s sixth title, while the Tigers advanced in 2006 but were unsuccessful, keeping intact a championship drought that has endured for 28 years.
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After disposing of the Oakland A’s in five games in the ALDS, Detroit completed a sweep of the New York Yankees back on Oct. 18, giving the team plenty of rest thanks to the NLCS going all seven games. Meanwhile, San Francisco is coming off not one, but two improbable postseason comebacks. In the NLDS, the Giants dug out of a 0-2 hole to eliminate the Cincinnati Reds, before going on to climb back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the defending champion, St. Louis Cardinals. The series win over the Reds marked the first time an NL team had rallied from two games down in the NLDS, while the NLCS feat was accomplished for just the 11th time in MLB postseason history.
The inaugural addition of a second wild card team proved to have little impact in the playoffs in its first year of existence, though the one notable exception almost came courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pujols-less squad, which won it all in 2011, was the NL recipient of the extra wild card slot, and save for a three-game collapse in the NLCS, would have had a shot at yet another World Series title.
The first game of the 2012 World Series will get underway in San Francisco on Oct. 24. Taking the mound in the opener for the Tigers will be reigning Cy Young and AL MVP winner, Justin Verlander, while the Giants will enlist the services of the left-handed, Barry Zito.