Another game of the World Series is in the books, and more unpredictable action has taken place. After the Giants earned an improbable win in Game 1, they extended their series lead with a Game 2 victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.
Check out these five facts from Game 1 of the World Series that you may not have known.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
Former Marlins star Miguel Cabrera, now of the Detroit Tigers, completed a feat Wednesday night that was 161 games in the making. Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown.
At 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline passed with 19 teams within five games of postseason contention. For the first time ever, a record 10 clubs will earn an invite to MLB’s postseason dance. As a result, the rumor mill was churning at full speed up to the last possible second. When all the dust had settled, several franchises and millions of fans had new players for which to root.
The Detroit Tigers made another aggressive move Monday, acquiring second baseman Omar Infante and right-hander Anibal Sanchez from Miami in exchange for 21-year-old righty Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers.
Major league baseball teams started coming to Florida for spring training almost a century ago, traveling by rail from the often still-frozen North to get in shape and play some exhibition games in the sun.
The Miami Marlins have spent the better part of the last two months assembling a team they hope will spark enough fan interest to fill up the seats in the team’s brand new stadium; and they’re not done yet.
The Detroit Tigers used solid pitching and a three-run homer to blow open the game against the Marlins on their way to a 6-1 victory.
With a squad made up of mostly minor leaguers non-roster players, the Florida Marlins still managed to hammer the Detroit Tigers, 9-5.