Justin Verlander tweets: 'You guys deserved better from us'
Detroit Tigers pitcher apologizes to fans for losing the World Series
Justin Verlander, a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, apologized to baseball fans via Twitter Monday afternoon.
Verlander wrote: You guys deserved better from us & our pledge is to get right to work to make sure we're back again in '13. Thank you
The San Francisco Giants closed out a clean sweep of the American League champion Tigers last night with a 4-3, 10-inning victory in Detroit.
Marco Scutaro's two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th plated the go-ahead run and the Giants held on for their seventh-straight postseason win.
After throwing back-to-back shutouts, the Giants got another clutch pitching performance. Matt Cain limited Detroit to three runs over seven innings. Three relievers delivered three hitless innings of relief. Closer Sergio Romo closed out the victory by striking out the side in the ninth for his third series save.
Giants' pitchers posted a 1.46 earned run average in four meetings with the Tigers. That is the 12th-lowest ERA in World Series history.
Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in Game 1, was named World Series MVP. Sandoval batted .500 for the series, and drove in four runs. Sandoval had 8 hits in 16 at-bats in the 108th Fall Classic.
Cleanup time in the City by the Bay
San Francisco is cleaning up after some revelers celebrating the Giants World Series victory turned rowdy.
KTVU-TV reports a public transit bus was set on fire, a vehicle was flipped over, and the windows of several businesses and vehicles were broken as fans took to the streets following the Giants win Sunday night.
Fans also lit bonfires, fueling them with couches, signs and newspaper racks. Firefighters had to be escorted in by riot police to fight some of the fires.
Police made arrests, although the exact number is unknown