Game Over: Giants 9, Rangers 0
The Rangers have gone down in the first two games of the World Series and have been outscored 20-7. They hope for better days in Arlington, Texas when the series resumes on Saturday night.
Bottom 8th: Giants 9, Rangers 0
What a meltdown by the Rangers! Young Derek Holland seemed nervous out there. Walked Schierholtz with the bases loaded to extend Giants lead. Had to be taken out. Oh wait, Mark Lowe seems nervous, walks in another run. Goes 3-0, then 3-2 to Edgar Renteria, who fouls off a pitch and then singled to left field knocking in two runs. Nice night for Edgar, who homered earlier. Aaron Rowand tripled in two more. Andres Torres singled to drive in Rowand with the ninth run.
Top 8th: Giants 2, Rangers 0
Matt Cain got a big ovation as he came off the mound with two outs in the eighth, a tremendous effort. Bochy, who makes great moves, took Cain out with Elvis Andrus at second base, and brought in Javy Lopez to face Josh Hamilton. He retired him with a fly ball to center.
Bottom 7th: Giants 2, Rangers 0
Juan Uribe continues to come up with big hits. His single to center off reliever Darren Oliver scored Cody Ross.
Bottom 7th: Giants 1, Rangers 0
CJ Wilson was just taken out of the game by pitching coach Mike Maddux after he walked Cody Ross. Looks like a blister.
Top 6th: Giants 1, Rangers 0
Great Houdini act by Cain wiggling out of this jam. After one out, Young and Hamilton stroked singles to put runners at first and second and they advanced on a wild pitch. Cruz popped out in foul territory near first base and Kinsler flied to right. The one-run lead preserved.
Bottom 5th: Giants 1, Rangers 0
Edgar Renteria has homered, a solo shot to left field against CJ Wilson as the Giants get on the board first. Renteria had a nice defensive game for the Giants in Game 1 and now this.
Bottom 5th: Rangers 0, Giants 0
Well, this is the type of game you expected in Game 1, scoreless heading into the bottom of the fifth. The Rangers had a pretty good opportunity in the fifth when Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff double, but Matt Cain retired the next three batters. The Giants had a baserunner at third after Cody Ross’ one-out double, but nothing came of that.
Top 2nd: Rangers 0, Giants 0
Both Matt Cain (Giants) and CJ Wilson (Rangers) had easy first innings. The Rangers desperately trying to go back to Texas with a tied series. They inserted David Murphy in the lineup and benched Vlad Guerrrero, who had two miscues in right field in Game 1. Cain has also retired the Rangers in the second inning.