DETROIT A Giants team for the ages won its second World Series title in three seasons by prevailing in a pulsating, extra-inning clincher by a razor-thin score of 4-3 over the heavily favored Detroit Tigers on Sunday the final chapter in an improbable four-game Giants sweep.
Giants closer Sergio Romo struck out Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, considered by many the best hitter in the game, to capture baseball's golden trophy for San Francisco on a bitterly cold night of wind and rain at Comerica Park.
Romo was mobbed by teammates on the Comerica Park diamond as stunned Tigers fans sat in disbelief. But a hearty band of Giants followers celebrated the unprecedented success of these remarkable Giants.
Not since winning the World Series back to back in 1921 and 1922, when the Giants were based in New York, had this venerable baseball franchise won multiple titles in such a short period of time.
The Giants nearly left San Francisco twice, in 1976 and 1992, amid big losses on the field and to their bottom line.
Now, they are not only the kings of the baseball world they are the rare elite franchise based on the West Coast.
"It seemed like all the pieces fit together," said Matt Cain, Sunday's starting pitcher. "Guys stepped up big."