San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
Bubbly by the Bay
San Francisco Giants fan David Zweig celebrates outside PacBell Park on Sunday after the Giants swept the Tigers in the World Series — San Francisco's second championship in three years.
More fun to watch together
Thousands of Giants fans celebrate outside San Francisco's City Hall while watching a broadcast of Game 4 Sunday. Thousands more are expected Wednesday for the city's ticker-tape parade.
Getting carried away
San Francisco Giants fans climb on a bus while celebrating outside PacBell Park on Sunday. The San Francisco Police Department reported Monday that 35 people were arrested, 22 on felony charges. Two people were arrested on gun charges.
San Francisco Giants' slugger Pablo Sandoval — World Series MVP — has many fans, some of whom artistically show their appreciation.
They did it! The Giants swept the Tigers in the World Series and even though it happened across the country in Detroit, the party was in San Francisco.
These San Francisco Giants fans know how to celebrate peacefully outside PacBell Park Sunday after their team swept the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. But elsewhere bonfires of trash were lit in several intersections and a public transit bus was torched. Windows of several businesses and vehicles were broken, including a news van.
No. 1 again
San Francisco Giants fan Augie Romero celebrates Sunday outside PacBell Park. The Giants persevered in the postseason. They fell behind in the NLDS 0-2 then won the next three games against the Reds. Then they fell behind 1-3 in the NLCS before winning the next three against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bay Area bonfire
Giants fans celebrate with a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday. Plans for the Wednesday parade were being made as the city cleaned up after a rowdy celebration Sunday night turned violent in some neighborhoods and police arrested three dozen people.
The World Series title is the Giants' second championship in three years. San Francisco won the first two games at home, then went to Detroit and won the next two games for the sweep.
The free spirits in San Francisco will find a way to celebrate in style.
Taste of victory
The Giants' Marco Scutaro delivered one more key hit this October, a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants to their 4-3 win. San Francisco's World Series title is its second in three seasons.
The Giants were on fire . . . and so were their fans
The Giants ended the season winning seven straight postseason games and sending the Tigers back to Detroit with their tails between their legs. So how else to celebrate as a fan but to put on your giant Panda head (after all, Pablo 'Kung Fu Panda' Sandoval did win MVP) and pay a symbolic homage to your team's hot streak outside PacBell Park?
On top of the world
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park after their team won the World Series in Detroit, taking to the streets and the top of busses to show their joy.
Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry reacts after being thrown out by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford at first during the fifth inning of Game 4 on Sunday. Berry went 0 for 3 in the game and finished the World Series hitless.
The World Series champion San Francisco Giants celebrate their title in the locker room in Detroit after sweeping the Tigers in four games. ''Detroit probably didn't know what it was in for,'' Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. ''Our guys had a date with destiny.''
The World Series champion Giants finished the month with seven straight wins and their franchise's seventh Series championship. The Giants became the first NL team since the Big Red Machine in the mid-1970s to win two titles in a three-year span.
Something to cheer about
A fan cheers after coming up with the bat of the Tigers' Austin Jackson, who swung at a pitch, missed, and accidentally let go of the bat.
World Series MVP
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval holds up his MVP trophy after Game 4 of the World Series. Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, hit .500 with three home runs, a double and four RBI in 16 Series at-bats.
We're No. 1
Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants celebrates as the Giants win Game 4 Sunday to sweep the Detroit Tigers and clinch the 2012 World Series title.
Getting the party started
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) and catcher Buster Posey celebrate after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera to win the World Series Sunday in Detroit. Romo got Triple Crown winner Cabrera to strike out looking to end the game.
That's all she wrote
The Giants' Ryan Theriot throws his hand in the air after scoring from second on a single by Marco Scutaro in the top of the 10th inning of Sunday's World Series Game 4. Not only did Theriot break a tie, he scored the final run of the MLB season, as the Giants would shut down the Tigers in the bottom of the inning and win the game 4-3, completing a sweep of the series.
Detroit's Omar Infante is hit by a Santiago Casilla fastball in the ninth inning of Game 4. Infante immediately left the game with a swollen hand, and had there been a Game 5, he probably would not have played in it — the pitch broke Infante's left hand.
Nowhere to run
The Giants' Marco Scutaro gets caught in a rundown between Octavio Dotel (No. 20) and Jhonny Peralta in the eighth inning. Pablo Sandoval grounded into a force to first baseman Prince Fielder to start the play, and Scutaro was tagged out by Dotel to complete the double play.
Miguel Cabrera had a season that will go down as one of the best ever in baseball lore — hitting for MLB's first Triple Crown since 1967. But in the postseason, his bat had been dormant for most of his AB's. But in Game 4 on Sunday, he delivered the Tigers their first — and ultimately only — lead in the World Series, hitting a two-run homer in the third inning for a 2-1 Detroit lead. The Tigers would lose the game 4-3, and the series 4-0.
Dodgers' Kershaw honored
Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw receives the Roberto Clemente Award at a news conference Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants in Detroit. The Roberto Clemente Award is the top humanitarian honor awarded by Major League Baseball.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum tries to stay warm Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series. Temperature at game time in Detroit hovered in the mid-40s.
Pregame ritual or early party?
The San Francisco Giants partake in their pregame rituals in the dugout Sunday prior to Game 4 of the World Series against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
World Series or 'Gone With the Wind'?
Fans wait for the start of Game 4 of the World Series Sunday in Detroit. The Tigers need a miracle — four consecutive victories over the San Francisco Giants.
Look what I found
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco shows the umpire he held on to the ball after a long run toward the left field stands during San Francisco's 2-0 win over the Tigers in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday. The Giants are one win from the championship.
Jump for joy
The Giants celebrate after shutting out the Tigers for the second game in a row, winning 2-0 in Game 3.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has another strong game, going 2 for 4 to raise his average to .636 in the World Series.
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera hasn't had a lot of fun in the World Series, batting .222 during the first three games of the Series.
Double it up
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford leaps over Miguel Cabrera to turn a double play in the first inning.
Ground and pound
Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder dives for a wide throw to force out Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco in the seventh inning.
One for the ages?
A Tigers fan shows off his pins before Game 3 at Comerica Park.
Colorful clouds are illuminated at sunset over Comerica Park before Game 3 of the World Series.
A Giants fan shows his pride for Game 1's hero Pablo Sandoval before Game 3.
San Francisco Giants players and coaches warm up before Game 3 of baseball's World Series Detroit Tigers Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Detroit.
Miguel Cabrera and Drew Smyly (33) watch as umpire Dan Iassogna calls a bunt by the Giants' Gregor Blanco fair during the seventh inning. Blanco's bunt set up the first run of the game as San Francisco edged the Tigers 2-0 to take a 2-0 series lead Thursday.
Go crazy, folks. Go crazy
The crowd of 42,982 fans shows its support as the hometown Giants take a 2-0 series lead over the Tigers as the series shifts to Detroit.
Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder leaves his feet in his attempt to haul in a fourth-inning foul popup. Fielder didn't come up with the play and wasn't successful at the plate, finishing 0 for 2.
Can I get a moment?
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan asks for time after stealing second base in the eighth inning. Pagan came around to score the Giants' second run in their 2-0 victory over the Tigers.
For the birds
A bird flies over the infield as Game 1 hero Pablo Sandoval looks. Though Sandoval didn't have another three-homer game, he did go 1 for 3 with a walk in Game 2.
Far from a Bum
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner steps up big in Game 2. The lefty went seven innings, allowing no runs and striking out eight to give San Francisco a 2-0 series lead.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence gets some praise from his teammates after scoring in the seventh inning of Game 2. Pence accounted for both of the Giants runs Thursday.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco lays down a critical bunt in the seventh inning that loaded the bases, setting up the Giants first run of Game 2.
The Tigers' Omar Infante tosses his helmet after being caught stealing second against the Giants in the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night.
Headfirst into first?
It's often been argued that diving into first base isn't the quickest way to the bag ... but San Francisco's Marco Scutaro tries anyway, here in the third inning. Scutaro is out as Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder catches the throw from shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
Trainer on duty
Detroit starting pitcher Doug Fister is checked out after getting hit by a line drive off the bat of San Francisco's Gregor Blanco in the second inning. Fister stayed in the game and lasted until a Hunter Pence's leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh. Pence would later score and Fister finished with a pitching line of: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1BB, 3 SO.
Out at home!
Detroit's Prince Fielder and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey look at the umpire's call on this play at the plate in the top of the second inning. It was close, but Fielder was ruled out.
Pop of Kung Fu Panda
Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval is just getting started. He rips this solo homer to center field against Tigers ace Justin Verlander in the first inning of Game 1 of the 2012 World Series at AT&T Park on Wednesday night. Sandoval followed with a two-run blast in the third and another solo shot in the sixth as San Francisco rolled to an 8-3 victory.
One down, three to go
The San Francisco Giants celebrate their 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Did you know that the Game 1 victor has won eight of the last nine World Series? The one exception was the 2009 New York Yankees, who lost the opener in their 4-2 Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pablo Sandoval, who rounds first base after his fifth-inning solo blast, is the fourth player to hit three homers in a World Series game. Sandoval, who went 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs, joins Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols in the only players to hit three HRs in a World Series game.
A little too late
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan can't come down with this two-run, ninth-inning blast by the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta. The homer turned out to be the final runs of the night in San Francisco's 8-3 victory.
San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro tags Detroit's Prince Fielder for the second out of a double play in the fourth inning.
Pablo Sandoval's third homer of the night was against Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque in the fifth inning. Sandoval's first two homers came off Justin Verlander. Remember Sandoval's previous at-bat vs. Verlander before Game 1? It was a triple in the 2012 All-Star Game.
Out of reach
San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro dives, but can't come up with this sixth-inning single by Detroit's Delmon Young. The Tigers scored their first run two batters earlier — on a Miguel Cabrera single — to cut the deficit to 6-1, but they couldn't add more until Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer in the ninth.
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Players are on the baselines and the American flag is in the outfield during the national anthem for Game 1 of the World Series between the visiting Detroit Tigers and host San Francisco Giants.
Take a look
Here's an interesting view of AT&T Park during Game 1 between the San Francisco Giants and the visiting Detroit Tigers.
Easy to smile before Game 1
But it's likely that grin didn't stay so cheery early on in Game 1 of the World Series as Prince Fielder's Tigers trailed 4-0 after three innings and 6-0 after five. But fortunately for Prince and Detroit, it's only Game 1 — the Tigers just have to bounce back and win four before the Giants win three more.
Game 1 MVP
San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval smiles as he answers question during a Tuesday sitdown with the media, a day before Game 1. Think he had any idea he'd hit three homers and go 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs in the Giants' 8-3 Game 1 victory?
The World Series logo is painted onto the AT&T Park field in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera (left) and first baseman Prince Fielder (right) throw a medicine ball together during practice the day before Game 1.
San Francisco's Game 1 starting pitcher Barry Zito runs during Tuesday's offday practice at AT&T Park.
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan takes batting practice during Tuesday's workout for the 2012 World Series.
Are we there yet?
Nope. It's still a day away from the first pitch as San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt works out at AT&T Park on Tuesday.
Detroit's Prince Fielder answers reporters questions before Tuesday's workout in San Francisco.