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San Francisco Giants sweep Detroit Tigers to win World Series

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Giants win (Photo: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

After two National League playoff series of living on the edge, the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in four games to win their second World Series title in three seasons. The Giants won Game 4, 4-3, in extra innings.

The Giants had an amazing postseason. They were down 2-0 to the Reds in the National League Divisional Series and won three elimination games. They were down 3-1 to the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series and won three elimination games. They ended the season on a seven-game winning streak.

The first round of the baseball playoffs were awesome, with all four going five games and featuring one amazing comeback after another. In contrast, the World Series was a dud, with the Tigers leading for only 2 1/2 innings total (all in Game 4). Hats off to the Giants for a wonderful playoff run, and especially to the totally adorable Buster Posey:

Buster Posey (Photo: H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports)