The San Francisco Giants win the 2010 MLB World Series beating the Texas Rangers in Arlington tonight for a 4-1 win in the seven game series. It was a frustrating series for the Rangers who could never really get their offense on track as they were outscored 29-12 in the five games. The Giants won the Series for the first time since 1954, and for the very first time since the franchise moved to California.
“I couldn’t be prouder of a group,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, referring to his players and staff, “they accepted their roles and had only one mission.”
Two time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum beat Cliff Lee and the Rangers for the second time in a week. Linecum gave up only three hits in eight innings and struck out 10 in a dominating performance.Brian Wilson pitched a perfect ninth for the save.
Game five was a gem of a pitching duel through six innings, but San Francisco finally got to Lee in the top of the seventh. Edgar Renteria, hero of the 1997 World Series, was again the hero for the Giants, belting a three run home run that turned out to be the difference in the game. Cliff Lee had looked strong on the mound for the Rangers until that point.
Nelson Cruz had the sole RBI for the Rangers, although it was a tight game all the way until Renteria’s homer broke it open in the seventh.
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2010 MLB World Series Set – ALCS Texas Rangers Vs NLCS San Francisco Giants