The National League and American League Championships are now set . The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Detroit Tigers will play the Boston Red Sox.
Marco Scutaro's line drive single scored Ryan Theriot with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, on Sunday night in Detroit to complete a four-game sweep of the 2012 World Series.
Jhonny Peralta homered twice, and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, 8-1, at Comerica Park on Thursday to sweep the American League Championship Series and advance to the World Series for the first time since 2006.
Two of baseball's final four teams are set after one division series in each league reached its conclusion on Thursday. The two remaining division series have their fifth and deciding games scheduled for Friday. Here's a recap of Thursday's clinching games:
ALDS Game 5: Detroit 6 — Oakland 0
Justin Verlander struck out 11 while pitching a complete-game shutout, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakl