The Tigers were counting on Justin Verlander to keep them in this thing. In the end, he's the one that kept them out of it. A rare bad start from their ace, capped off by two home runs from Pablo Sandoval. Kung fu Panda, as he is affectionately named, went on to add a third homer, in a legendary performance by the player, a guy who was not even an integral part of the Giants run in 2010.
Detroit had a little flurry late, but this was all San Francisco to start things off, and it could be trouble after just one night for the AL representative. They need to find a way to slow the Giants bats.