San Francisco took a 1-0 lead in the second inning thanks to Brandon Belt's triple, which scored Hunter Pence from second base. Miguel Cabrera got the Tigers on the board with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third; those were the first runs scored by Detroit since Game 1.
The Giants came back to take a 3-2 lead on Buster Posey's two-run home run in the sixth inning, but they did not have that lead for long, as Delmon Young tied things up with a solo home run in the bottom half of the sixth.
Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitched 6-1/3 innings and struck out eight while walking one. He gave up seven hits and was responsible for all three San Francisco runs. Giants starter Matt Cain went seven innings, striking out five and walking two. He gave up five hits.
Neither team has a hit since the starting pitchers were replaced.