World Series Game 1 Preview

Eric Yee and Alec Bandler

The San Francisco Giants are back in the World Series for the second time in three years, where the Giants hope to steal Game one from the Detroit Tigers.

Tonight’s pitching matchup will feature 2011 American Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander against former Oakland A’s ace Barry Zito. The Giants have won Zito’s last 14 starts, dating back to the regular season. Fans have much to be excited for since the team’s recent Game 7 steamroll over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

The Giant’s enter the series winning an unprecedented six games facing elimination. Veteran second baseman Marco Scutaro, the NLCS MVP, will have the most to play for. At age 36, Scutaro is looking to win his first ever World Series. Scutaro joins Mike Piazza as the only two players in postseason history who had 14 hits in a Championship Series.

The Tigers feature Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and all-star first baseman Prince Fielder. They face a tough task in Zito tonight, whose dominant curveball is tough for players to hit.

The Giants face a tough lineup and pitching staff but are cheered on by their fans, which will give the team more to play for.