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Pitching favors Tigers, but Giants on a roll

SAN FRANCISCO — Let’s state the obvious: Tigers ace Justin Verlander is head and shoulders above everyone else, and he’ll pitch Games 1 and 5 of the World Series. The Detroit rotation is rested and set up 1-4. The Giants used up their ace, Matt Cain, for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series and they’re starting Barry Zito in Game 1 Wednesday.

What can we conclude?

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