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Giants sweep Tigers, win second World Series in three years
Photo of last out of 2012 World Series

Sergio Romo of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Buster Posey after striking out Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in the 10th inning to win Game 4 of the World Series on Oct. 28, 2012.

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Led by National League MVP Buster Posey, the San Francisco Giants won their second World Series in three years in a World Series sweep of the Detroit Tigers.

It's also four out of five for the senior circuit. It's the first time in 30 years -- since the Pirates, Phillies, Dodgers and Cardinals won four in a row from 1980-82 -- that one league has won that many titles in a row.

A Giants pitching staff that never relented and a team that won six consecutive elimination games, then never faced one in the World Series as they finished their title run with seven victories in a row.

The Giants were the first champion that hit the least amount of homers in the majors since the 1982 Cardinals.

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