Oct 27, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain at a press conference before game three of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

World Series: Giants vs. Tigers Game 4 Preview and Lineups

The Giants have won six straight games and are going for a sweep against the Tigers, and they have their guy on the mound. Matt Cain will have a chance to win yet another clinching game, but this time, it’s for all the marbles. And by marbles, I mean winning the World Series and everything that the coveted accomplishment entails.

The only tweak that Bruce Bochy made from Saturday’s lineup was extracting Hector Sanchez, who went 0-for-4 in Game 3, for Ryan Theriot. Sanchez looked bewildered on Saturday, and with the strikeout happy Max Scherzer on the mound for the Tigers, you can see his reasoning to sit his rookie catcher. His replacement in Theriot doesn’t have much experience against Scherzer, but for what it is worth, he’s 1-for-2 lifetime against him.

San Francisco Giants

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. Ryan Theriot (R) DH
9. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

For the Tigers, Jim Leyland scratched Alex Avila due to an injury he suffered during Game 1.

Detroit Tigers 

1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Quintin Berry (L) LF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young (R) DH
6. Andy Dirks (L) RF
7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
8. Omar Infante (R) 2B
9. Gerald Laird (R) C


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