TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Detroit Tigers in the 2nd Game of the 108th World Series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (0-2, 11.25) will face Tigers’ right-hander Doug Fister (0-0, 1.35).
Today’s Starting Lineup
MADISON BUMGARNER… Became the 4th-youngest starter to win a World Series game as the Giants won Game 4 at Texas with a 4-0 shutout…only one starting pitcher younger than Bumgarner ever tossed 8.0-shutout innings in a World Series game – Jim Palmer, who was 100 days younger, in Game 2 of the 1966 World Series.
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JAVIER LOPEZ… Has made 5 appearances this postseason, tossing 3.0-scoreless innings… Since joining the Giants, lefties are just 1-for-20 (.050) off him in the postseason… Has two World Series rings, winning it all with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and the San Francisco Giants in 2010.
MARCO SCUTARO… went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI last night and is now 16-for-32 (.500) at the plate since Game 1 of the LCS…he also enters tonight’s game with an 11-game postseason hitting streak, tied for the longest in Giants franchise history with Irish Meusel.
JOSE MIJARES… Has blanked opponents in each of his last 5 games (2.2ip).
GUILLERMO MOTA... In 3 relief outings this postseason has allowed 6 hits in 1.2 innings.
ANOTHER FIRST… Pablo Sandoval became the 1st player to hit home runs in each of his 1st 3 plate appearances in a World Series game and the 1st to hit 3 home runs in Game 1 of any postseason series (Elias).