But they'll be at home in front of friendly fans, and it does still take wins in four games to win a World Series.
"They definitely got the breaks on their side, but they also play good baseball," Fielder said. "Hopefully we go home and we get some breaks our way."
If anything, the Tigers can take some consolation in what the Giants have done themselves. Just when all seemed lost in their playoff opener against Cincinnati, they won the last three games on the road to win the series, and followed that by beating the Cardinals three straight to get in the series.
Compared to that, coming back from a 2-0 deficit with the next three games at home seems quite doable for the Tigers.
"This is baseball," Cabrera said. "It's no time to put your head down. We're going try go out there more aggressive at home, trying to win the first one. If we win the first one I think it's going to be a different story."
After a long two days in San Francisco, the Tigers can only hope that story has a better ending.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or follow at http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
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