Justin Verlander was unhittable, and then he faced Pablo Sandoval. The Giants exposed a major chink in the armor of the reigning AL MVP and claimed Game 1.
We've turned to our experts -- who holds the edge in the 2012 World Series? Insiders Casey Pratt and Andrew Baggarly have turned in their series capsules and made their predictions.
Jeremy Accardo has cleared outright waivers and elected free agency rather than accepting a club assignment with the A's.
Free agent Jonny Gomes did not hesitate when asked whether he would entertain the idea of re-signing with the A's.