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San Francisco Giants beat Detroit Tigers 4-3 to win Baseball"s World Series

Giants complete sweep to beat Tigers and secure second World Series in three years

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UPDATED:

07:45 GMT, 29 October 2012

The San Francisco Giants secured a second World Series title in three years on Sunday night, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings at Comerica Park to seal a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven series.

Detroit headed into game four looking to become the first team in World Series history to overturn a 3-0 series deficit, San Francisco having dominated the first three games.

The Tigers produced by far their best account of the series in forcing the game to extra innings before the Giants got over the line, Marco Scutaro singling home the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning before Sergio Romo closed out the win.

Big win: The Giants are improbable champions after spending most of October battling against elimination

Big win: The Giants are improbable champions after spending most of October battling against elimination

Winning feeling: San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean carries the World Series Trophy

Winning feeling: San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean carries the World Series Trophy

Miguel Cabrera’s two-run homer in the third inning had handed the Tigers the lead for the first time in the series, the Triple Crown winner’s blast putting his side 2-1 up after San Francisco had gone 1-0 ahead on an RBI triple from Brandon Belt.

But Buster Posey stepped up three innings later with a two-run homer of his own to get the Giants back in front.

Delmon Young responded with a solo shot to make it 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth on the first pitch from Matt Cain, but that was as good as it got for Detroit.

Power players: The Giants clinched their second World Series title in three years

Power players: The Giants clinched their second World Series title in three years

Let the celebrations begin: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds the Commissioner's Trophy

Let the celebrations begin: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds the Commissioner's Trophy

Scutaro, in settling the contest with the go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th, became the first player in 15 years to win the World Series with an extra-innings hit.

He struggled for words soon after the game was all over, telling Fox Sports: ‘I don’t know what to say right now. We just won the World Series! It’s hard to explain. It’s priceless.'

Reflecting on the Giants’ tricky path to glory – they won six elimination games in the post-season – he added: ‘That’s what makes it so special – the way we did it. We were always against the wall. We just came through the first series, the second series… and now we’ve swept the Tigers.’

Victors: The San Francisco Giants celebrate on the mound after sweeping the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series on Sunday

Victors: The San Francisco Giants celebrate on the mound after sweeping the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series on Sunday

Losing control: Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson loses his bat during the seventh inning

Losing control: Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson loses his bat during the seventh inning

After winning 8-3 in game one at AT&T Park and then posting consecutive shutouts to take command of the series, Posey admitted game four had been by far the toughest test.

'Tonight was a battle,' he said on Fox Sports. 'Tonight was a fitting way for us to end it.

'Those guys played hard – they didn’t stop. It’s an unbelievable feeling.'

We've done: San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo celebrates after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 to win the MLB World Series

We've done: San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo celebrates after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 to win the MLB World Series

Tears of joy: Pablo Sandoval celebrates with a teammate

Tears of joy: Pablo Sandoval celebrates with a teammate

Closer Romo played down his role in seeing out the victory, saying: “I feel beyond blessed, for sure. These guys let me tag along for the ride.'

The Giants certainly hit form at the right time, finishing this month with seven straight wins to clinch the seventh World Series in franchise history.

Sports pictures of the day: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Andriy Grivko of the Ukraine in action in the Elite Men's Time Trial on day four of the UCI Road World Championships

Andriy Grivko of the Ukraine in action in the Elite Men's Time Trial on day four of the UCI Road World Championships

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie throws out New York Yankees' Casey McGehee during the sixth inning of their MLB game at Yankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie throws out New York Yankees' Casey McGehee during the sixth inning of their MLB game at Yankee Stadium

South Korean Lee So-Ra hits a return to Australian Tamira Paszek during the women single round of the 2012 KDB Korea Open Tennis Championships

South Korean Lee So-Ra hits a return to Australian Tamira Paszek during the women single round of the 2012 KDB Korea Open Tennis Championships

Celtic's Thomas Rogne clashes with Benfica goalkeeper Artur during their Champions League match at Celtic Park

Celtic's Thomas Rogne clashes with Benfica goalkeeper Artur during their Champions League match at Celtic Park

Australia's Shane Watson looks on after bowling as Ireland's Nigel Jones hits out during the ICC World Twenty20 group B match

Australia's Shane Watson looks on after bowling as Ireland's Nigel Jones hits out during the ICC World Twenty20 group B match

Sports pictures of the day: June 6, 2012

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Participants of a jet ski tournament pass through the canal of Corinth, connecting Peloponeese with mainland Greece

Participants of a jet ski tournament pass through the canal of Corinth, connecting Peloponeese with mainland Greece

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates victory in his men's singles quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates victory in his men's singles quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

A boy reacts in front of a poster promoting the UEFA EURO 2012 in central Donetsk, Ukraine

A boy reacts in front of a poster promoting the UEFA EURO 2012 in central Donetsk, Ukraine

Baltimore Orioles Steve Pearce hits a sacrifice bunt in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the tenth inning of their MLB game

Baltimore Orioles Steve Pearce hits a sacrifice bunt in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the tenth inning of their MLB game

Austria's Alexander Dragovic and Romania's Daniel Nicolae fight for the ball during their international friendly

Austria's Alexander Dragovic and Romania's Daniel Nicolae fight for the ball during their international friendly

Sports pictures of the day: May 14

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Aisen Chen and Huo Liang of China dive during the Synchronized Men's 10m Platform Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Aisen Chen and Huo Liang of China dive during the Synchronized Men's 10m Platform Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Miami Marlins player Emilio Bonifacio hits Giancario Stanton in the face with a shaving cream pie after Stanton hit the ninth-inning game-winning grand slam

Miami Marlins player Emilio Bonifacio hits Giancario Stanton in the face with a shaving cream pie after Stanton hit the ninth-inning game-winning grand slam

Filipino-American Brian Viloria (left) hits Mexican Omar Nino Romero during their WBO flyweight championship boxing fight in Pasig city

Filipino-American Brian Viloria (left) hits Mexican Omar Nino Romero during their WBO flyweight championship boxing fight in Pasig city

Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF holds up the La Liga trophy as he celebrates with team-mates after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca

Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF holds up the La Liga trophy as he celebrates with team-mates after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill fights for a rebound with Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried during Game seven of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series

Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill fights for a rebound with Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried during Game seven of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series