Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The weather turned cold as the World Series shifted to Detroit, and so remained the Tigers' bats.
Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum and Sergio Romo combined on a five-hit shutout as the San Francisco Giants moved within a game of capturing their second championship in three years with a 2-0 victory over the struggling Tigers in Game 3 from Comerica Park.
Detroit mustered just three runs and 10 hits in losing the first two matchups of this Fall Classic held in San Francisco, and didn't fare any better as the series moved to the Motor City. The Tigers stranded nine baserunners and went 0-for-4 with men in scoring position in suffering their sixth straight World Series defeat dating back to their last appearance in 2006.
The Tigers have now been blanked by the Giants in consecutive games, having also dropped a 2-0 decision in Thursday's Game 2. Detroit was shut out just twice during its run to the AL Central title in the regular season.
Conversely, San Francisco continues to get stellar work from its starting staff as it extended its franchise-record postseason winning streak to six games.
Vogelsong (1-0) pitched out of several jams over the first 5 2/3 innings in which he allowed five hits and four walks. Lincecum then surrendered just one walk over the next 2 1/3 frames before turning things over to Romo, with the Giants closer setting down the side in order to give his team a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Over their last six outings, San Francisco starters have given up a scant two runs in a total of 38 2/3 innings.
Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with an RBI single to pace the Giants offensively, while Gregor Blanco delivered a run-scoring triple in a second inning where the National League champions did all of their damage.
The two-run second spoiled an otherwise terrific start from Detroit's Anibal Sanchez (0-1), with the right-hander striking out eight batters over seven innings and permitting only six hits and a walk.
The Giants will attempt to claim their seventh World Series title in the modern era behind Matt Cain on Sunday, with the Tigers countering with Max Scherzer.
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