Marco Scutaro will be returning to San Francisco to a hero’s welcome…
The 36-year-old Venezuelan baseball star singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning on Sunday night to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory and four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers to win the 2012 World Series.
Ryan Theriot, inserted into the Giants’ lineup as the designated hitter for Game 4, opened the 10th with a single off reliever Phil Coke. After going to second on a sacrifice, Theriot got a late jump on Scutaro’s soft line drive in the rain to center, beating Austin Jackson’s throw to the plate.
Sergio Romo struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th for his third save of the series.
It’s the second World Series title in the last three years for the Giants, who beat the Texas Rangers in 2010.
Giants’ star Pablo Sandoval, who made history by hitting three home runs in Game 1, was named this year’s series MVP.