In the ninth inning of an 8-1 game, manage Bruce Bochy was playing match-ups. Jose Mijares got Prince Fielder to start the inning, and Bochy brought right-hander George Kontos to face Delmon Young.
Young singled to right on an 0-2 count.
That brought up shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and he drove the ball to dead center. Angel Pagan ranged back, timed his leap and ... it just ticked off his glove and over the fence. And for the first time in Game 1 of the World Series, a bounce went the Tigers' way. The homer cut the Giants' advantage to 8-3.
Kontos snared an Andy Dirks comebacker for the second out, but that's not going to stop Bochy from making pitching changes. An Alex Avila walk chased Kontos, and Bochy went to Jeremy Affeldt to save the five-run lead.
He threw a pitch. The Giants won, 8-3.