DETROIT, Michigan: Marco Scutaro had dreamed of winning the World Series since he was an 18-year-old Venezuelan teenager who came to the United States to play minor-league baseball.
Two days before his 37th birthday, Scutaro made his dreams come true by hitting a single to right field that scored Ryan Theriot the winning run yesterday as San Francisco beat Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings to win the World Series.
With the game deadlocked 3-3 and two outs, Scutaro slapped a single just deep enough to allow Theriot to score from second base.
“What makes it so special is the way we did it,” Scutaro said. “We were always against the wall. I told my team-mates, ‘I don’t want to be against the wall.’”
The Giants spent much of their playoff run on the brink of elimination but overcame game after game on the edge to capture their second championship in three seasons after beating Texas in the 2010 World Series.
“I’m so glad that I am living this experience,” Scutaro said. “I played with a lot of guys who spent a lot of years in the big leagues and they never made it this far,” he added after yesterday’s win. AFP