The Tigers had an opportunity to score in the fifth inning when Omar Infante singled to advance Alex Avila and put runners on first and second with one out for the third time in the game. Austin Jackson then walked to load the bases which marked the first time that the Tigers were able to get a runner to third base in the last 12 innings.
The Tigers are now 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in the series and 0-for-3 in the game. Vogelsong allowed five hits while striking out three in 5.2 innings of work. Giants reliever Tim Lincecum recorded the final out in the sixth inning for the Giants.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez has allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out seven and has thrown 104 pitches through six innings.
San Francisco opened the scoring for the third consecutive game against the Tigers and lead Game 3 of the World Series, 2-0, after three innings.
Gregor Blanco tripled to center field to score Hunter Pence from third. Pence had previously walked, stolen second and reached third base on a wild pitch by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. Pence was driven home on a Brandon Crawford single to center field to extend San Francisco's lead to 2-0.
Sanchez settled down in the third as he retired three consecutive hitters to end the inning. Sanchez has allowed three hits, two earned runs and recorded four strikeouts while throwing 62 pitches through three innings.
The Tigers came close to scoring in the first inning when Miguel Cabrera singled after Quintin Berry walked to put runners on first and second with one out. However, the inning abruptly ended when Prince Fielder grounded out to second for a double-play.
Detroit again had runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the third inning after Omar Infante and Austin Jackson reached base on consecutive hits but Berry grounded into a double-play to end the inning.
Looking to shake things up, Detroit manager Jim Leyland has added a handful of left-handed bats to the Tigers' lineup for Game 3 Saturday night. Outfielders Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry will get their first starts of the series for Detroit, which trails San Francisco 2-0.