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2012 World Series: Giants top Tigers 2-0 with dominant pitching performance from Madison Bumgarner

The left-handed pitcher threw seven scoreless innings, struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits.

Thearon W. Henderson

After sitting out of the NLCS, left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner returned to the San Francisco Giants' rotation for the World Series. He didn't disappoint in Game 2 against the Detroit Tigers.

Bumgarner threw seven scoreless innings, struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits Friday, as San Francisco blanked Detroit, 2-0. One night after they used the long ball and power hitting to defeat the Tigers, the Giants turned to small ball and solid pitching in Game 2 of the series. So far, both styles have resulted in wins for San Francisco.

A seventh-inning bunt from Gregor Blanco that stayed just inside fair territory set up the game-winning run from Hunter Pence, who scored off a ground-out from Brandon Crawford. The Giants would go on to score another run in the eighth inning, and Sergio Romo came to the mound for the save in the top of the ninth.

With the win, the Giants took a 2-0 lead over the Tigers and moved to within two wins of their second World Series championship in the past three years.