Date: October 28, 2012

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN.com

MLB

GIANTS WIN WITH PITCHING

From Elias: The Giants have allowed only three runs in the 2012 World Series. The only other teams within any of the previous 25 World Series that permitted three-or-fewer runs over any three-game span were the 2001 Diamondbacks and 2004 Red Sox. Arizona gave up three runs to the Yankees over Games One through Three, and Boston surrendered three runs to the Cardinals, from Game Two to Game Four.

The Giants' three starting pitchers in this World Series -- Barry Zito, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong -- have allowed one total run. That scored on an RBI-single by Miguel Cabrera off Zito in Game One.

The only other National League team whose starters surrendered no more than one run over any three-game stretch of a single World Series was the 1905 Giants. Christy Mathewson threw a complete-game shutout against the Philadelphia Athletics in both Game Three and Game Five, while Joe McGinnity did the same in Game Four.

San Francisco Giants

GIANTS OFFENSE: TWO RUNS AND 12 STRIKEOUTS

From Elias: Giants batters struck out 12 times in the team's 2-0 win over the Tigers. San Francisco became only the second team in World Series history to win a game in which it scored two or fewer runs and totaled at least 12 strikeouts. The other was the 1972 Reds, who defeated the Athletics in Oakland, 1-0, despite 14 strikeouts by their hitters. Jack Billingham defeated Blue Moon Odom in that Game Three pitching duel, with the lone run scoring on an RBI-single by Cesar Geronimo.

San Francisco Giants

GIANTS HAVE NOT TRAILED FOR 54 STRAIGHT INNINGS

From Elias: The Giants have not trailed in 54 straight innings, tying the second-longest such streak in any single postseason in major-league history. The Red Sox were ahead or tied in 60 consecutive frames in 2004 and the Athletics were not behind for 54 innings in a row in 1989.

San Francisco Giants

TIGERS LOSE 6TH STRAIGHT WORLD SERIES GAME

From Elias: TIGERS LOSE 6TH STRAIGHT WORLD SERIES GAME The Tigers have lost their last six World Series games (since the 2006 Series). It's the longest World Series losing streak for any team since the Cardinals lost six in a row from 1987 through 2004 and it ties the longest such streak in franchise history (six straight losses, 1907-1908).

Detroit Tigers

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Cabrera

CABRERA REACHES BASE IN 23 STRAIGHT GAMES

From Elias: CABRERA REACHES BASE IN 23 STRAIGHT GAMES Miguel Cabrera has reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch) in 23 consecutive postseason games since he joined the Tigers. Carlos Beltran had a 24-game streak of that kind snapped in this year's NLDS, but Cabrera's streak is the longest for any American League player since the Orioles' Boog Powell reached base in 25 straight postseason games from 1966 to 1971.

Detroit Tigers


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