Last night, the San Francisco Giants completed a spectacular NLCS comeback by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 and taking the series four games to three. The Giants had been facing a 3-1 series deficit just a few days ago, but they're now gearing up for their Fall Classic matchup with the American League-champion Detroit Tigers.
John Farrell is expected to be named Monday or Tuesday as the next manager of the The Boston Red Sox. Farrell spent the last two seasons as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays and was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2007-10.
Jhonny Peralta homered twice, and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, at Comerica Park on Thursday to sweep the American League Championship Series and advance to the World Series for the first time since 2006.
Baseball's last two World Series champions face off for the National League pennant. The Cardinals and Giants advanced to the best-of-seven National League Championship Series by improbable and historic rallies over less-experienced opponents. Game 1 is set for Sunday night, as St. Louis' Lance Lynn opposes San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park. Here's a preview of the 2012 NLCS:
After each team defeated upstart opponents in the division series, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers advanced to the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Game 1 is set for Saturday night, as Detroit's Doug Fister opposes New York's Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium. Here's a preview of the 2012 ALCS:
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