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Oct 23, 2012 — The San Francisco Giants came back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League championship series Monday. They face the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.
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Oct 18, 2012 — The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Oct 21, 2013 — Leyland has been one of the most-respected and most-successful managers in baseball. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series title. At Detroit the last eight seasons, he twice led the Tigers to the Series.
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Oct 26, 2012 — A bunt that only traveled about 40 feet may turn out to be one of the World Series' most important moments. It pushed the Giants' first run across the plate. San Francisco and Detroit resume play Saturday night.
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Oct 24, 2012 — Not a seamhead? Trapped in a conversation about the World Series, which starts tonight? Here are a couple bits of baseball trivia you can drop before pretending to get a phone call and scurrying away.
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