SAN FRANCISCO — Not long after the San Francisco Giants sent the St. Louis Cardinals home for the winter, one of the Cardinals players provided his pick to win the World Series.
The Detroit Tigers, and it won't be close.
That was the prediction from injured St. Louis first baseman Lance Berkman. He noted that the Giants cannot use their top two starters, Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain, until the series shifts to Detroit, and the Tigers get to put a designated hitter in their lineup.
The Tigers are all set with Justin Verlander in Game 1.
"The Tigers have it set up perfectly," Berkman said. "If I'm handicapping this thing, as a neutral third party observer, I've got the Tigers winning it in five or six games."
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