Giants go for World Series sweep of Tigers

Associated Press
This image taken with a fisheye lens shows a Detroit Tigers fan watching batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Believe it or not, the World Series could end tonight.

Seems as though it just started.

San Francisco ace Matt Cain will be on the mound at chilly Comerica Park as the Giants go for a four-game sweep of Detroit and their second championship in three years. First pitch coming up at 8:15 p.m. EDT.

Cain has already pitched a pair of clinchers in this postseason, earning the win in Game 5 of the division series against Cincinnati and Game 7 of the NLCS against St. Louis. A victory tonight would mark the perfect finish for Cain — who pitched a perfect game in June against Houston.

Max Scherzer gets the ball for the slumping Tigers, who are hitting .165 in the Series after getting shut out in each of the past two games.

The only major league team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the postseason was the 2004 Boston Red Sox, who rallied past the rival New York Yankees in the AL championship series.

Take nothing away from the Giants' pitchers, who have certainly been sublime. But let's be honest, unless Detroit can mount a major comeback, this Series will go down as a dud.

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