Remembering San Francisco Giants Run of World Series Success
2010 World Series
In 2010 the San Francisco Giants met the Texas Rangers in the World Series, and it was the offense who carried them through the first two games beating up on Cliff Lee and C.J. Wilson.
They won the first two games by scores of 11-7 and 9-0.
In game one the Giants exploded with a six-run fifth inning, giving them an 8-2 lead. Freddy Sanchez, who went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI in this game, got the scoring going in the fifth with an RBI double.
Tim Lincecum was good but not great in game one giving up four runs over 5.2 innings pitched.
The Giants would later add three in the eighth for insurance. Things got a little dicey in the ninth, but Brian Wilson came in to shut the door.
Matt Cain was brilliant in game two tossing 7.2 shutout innings. The game was deadlocked at zero until an Edger Renteria solo home run in the fifth.
That was all the scoring the Giants would need, but they added one in the seventh and seven in the eighth inning for a 9-0 victory.
Renteria began his World Series MVP campaign in game two by going 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI.
Jonathan Sanchez struggled a bit in game three giving up four runs in 4.2 innings. A three-run second was the crushing blow as the Giants ultimately lost 4-2.
A young Madison Bumgarner began his postseason heroics by tossing eight shutout innings in game four as the Giants won 4-0.
A two-run home run by Aubrey Huff in the third was all the Giants would need.
Lincecum sealed the deal with a brilliant performance in game five, giving up just one run over eight innings with 10 strikeouts.
A three-run home run by Renteria in the seventh was all the Giants needed in a 3-1 win.
Brian Wilson picked up his sixth save of the postseason, but it was his only save in the World Series.
Lincecum, Cain, and Bumgarner combined for a 1.55 ERA in the World Series and gave up just 18 hits in 29.2 innings pitched.
Renteria won the World Series MVP by going 7-for-17 with six runs scored, two home runs, and six RBI. He did that while batting eighth or ninth most of the series.
Despite only having three hits in the series, Juan Uribe picked up five RBI, while Huff chipped in with four.