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Sensational staff moves Giants one win from title

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This is historic stuff.

The San Francisco Giants are one victory from winning their second World Series in three years, and they've got a pitching staff that might want to streak into November even though the season could end in Game 4 on Sunday.

Riding a six-game winning streak, the Giants are relying on a rotation that has produced a 0.47 ERA in the six games and a bullpen that has been nearly as good.

The Giants scored twice in the second inning Saturday, and it stood up for a second straight 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Ryan Vogelsong threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 3, and he was backed up by no-hit relief from Tim Lincecum (2 1/3 innings) and Sergio Romo (one inning, second save of series).

"The way our pitchers have been throwing, it feels like it is enough," shortstop Brandon Crawford said.

The six straight wins include three straight over the St. Louis Cardinals after the Giants fell behind 3-1 in the NL Championship Series. In the first three World Series games, the Tigers have scored three runs, all in a lopsided Game 1, which the Giants won 8-3.

Detroit has 15 hits and a .165 average in the series.

Before this week, the last time an NL staff threw back-to-back shutouts in a World Series, the other team actually tried to lose.

That would be 1919, when the Cincinnati Reds beat the heavily favored Chicago White Sox, now known as the Black Sox for throwing the Series.

The Giants haven't trailed in 54 straight innings, the last time coming in Game 4 of the NLCS.

"It's a good situation to be up 3-0, but there's nothing been done yet, so you have to keep going about your business as usual," Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
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