According to MLB betting lines, if the World Series started today, it would pit the American League’s Detroit Tigers or Oakland Athletics versus the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants. Regardless of which teams make it though, the AL representative would be the favorite to become the 2014 to win the 110th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series. Current champions the Boston Red Sox are nowhere near the title picture, and the loved/hated New York Yankees are just outside of the top ten contenders.
There are a few MLB betting favorites to win the World Series, but individual performance is also rewarded in the form of the National League and American League Most Valuable Player awards. Last year’s NL MVP Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates has good odds of repeating like his AL counterpart Miguel Cabrera did in 2012 and 2013. Cabrera himself has a good chance of pulling threepeat, but neither he nor McCutchen are in the lead at the moment. McCutchen is in fact trailing Troy Tulowitzki and Giancarlo Stanton (formerly known as Mike).
When all was said and done, these Tigers were toothless against a team of Giants. San Francisco completed a 4 game sweep of Detroit in the 2012 World Series Sunday night with a 4-3, 10 inning victory. The series ended in Motown, now known in baseball circles as "Notown."
The long flight from San Francisco to Detroit will seem even longer for a Tigers team that returns to the Motor City with their tails between their legs. Game 3 on Saturday night will begin at 8:05 PM ET in Comerica Park with temperatures expected in the mid 40's and a 40% chance of rain. FOX will cover the game on TV.