BLOG RECAP: Tigers fall to Giants, 8-3, in Game 1 of World Series

(WXYZ) - The Tigers quest for the first World Series title in 28 years got off to a rough start. Game 1 in San Francisco between the Tigers and Giants quickly turned into a one-sided affair.

Brad Galli is in San Francisco providing live updates on Twitter @BradGalli .

The Detroit Tigers lost to the San Francisco Giants, 8-3, in Game 1 of the World Series. 


11:37 p.m. The Detroit Tigers lost to the San Francisco Giants, 8-3, in Game 1 of the World Series. 

11:26 p.m.

Jhonny Peralta hits a homerun in the top of the ninth to drive home two runs. Giants still lead,  8-3. 

11:18 p.m. 

Solid fielding by the Tigers in the bottom of the eighth inning, but heading into the top of the ninth, Detroit has a lot of runs to make up. 

11:12 p.m. The Detroit Tigers and Giants head into the bottom of the eighth inning. The Tigers still can't get the bats going; they trail San Francisco 8-1. 

10:54 p.m. Ninth inning or seventh inning, Jose Valverde cannot find any rhythm this postseason. Papa Grande relinquished two runs to give the Giants an 8-1 lead. At some point, you begin to feel for a man who can't do his job. That being said, he's gotta stay on the bench the rest of the series. He is not the Jose Valverde of 2011. Not even remotely close.

10:41 p.m. What Zito started, Lincecum has continued. Pitching dominance for the Giants tonight. "The Freak" has faced four hitters, striking out the first three. Detroit trails 6-1.

10:14 p.m. They're on the board. Cabrera singles in Austin Jackson. Giants lead Tigers 6-1.

10:02 p.m. Earlier this summer, a movie called Kung Fu Panda 3 was released. It's having its best night at the box office tonight. Pablo Sandoval homered for the third time in the first five innings, lifting San Francisco to a 6-0 lead.

9:51 p.m. Tonight's one of those "Who would have guessed?" nights. Barry Zito dominating the Tigers hitters and Justin Verlander promptly exits after four innings. Who would have guessed? Not many.

9:42 p.m. A night Justin Verlander will quickly put in the past. Barry Zito knocks in an RBI single, extending the Giants lead to 5-0 and essentially ending Verlander's night.

9:16 p.m. The Panda strikes again. A moment after Justin Verlander gave Jeff Jones a look of bewilderment, the Tigers starter could only look at Sandoval's second home run of the night sail out as he said "Wow." Giants lead 4-0.

9:14 p.m. Bad fortune and bad plays. Verlander gets beaten by Marco Scutaro on a 3-2 count, and Austin Jackson can't field a ball up the middle. The result: a 2-0 Giants lead.

9:11 p.m. Friends can be fickle. In Game 5 of the ALCS in 2011, Miguel Cabrera hit a liner down third base that bounced off the bag and catapulted the series back to Texas, where the Tigers eventually lost. Tonight, Miguel watched as Angel Pagan was the bearer of the same fortune.

9:05 p.m. The DJ at AT&T Park has already played Eminem and "Eye of the Tiger." The irony is either a major oversight or extremely deliberate. My vote: the latter.

8:56 p.m. The Tigers can't put together an offensive punch of any sorts. Infante goes down on strikes on a tough check swing call and Cabrera robbed in left field. From out seats, we had no idea what happened until we heard the roar and saw Miguel slow down.

8:44 p.m. The Tigers never trailed in the ALCS or in Game 5 of the ALDS. They trail 1-0 in San Francisco after two innings.

8:28 p.m. Down 0-2 in the count, Pablo Sandoval got a hold of a Justin Verlander rare miss. The Giants lead 1-0. Coco Crisp hit a first inning home run to open the ALDS. Verlander didn't allow a run for 23 innings afterwards.

8:17 p.m. The Delmon Young of the regular season showed up for his first at-bat. Tigers leave two on after the ALCS MVP grounded out to a fielder's choice.

8:02 p.m. Jim Leyland sticking with the same roster from the ALDS and ALCS. The lineup: Jackson CF, Infante 2B, Cabrera 3B, Fielder 1B, Young LF, Peralta SS, Garcia RF, Avila C, Verlander P.

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