By Joe Lemire, SI.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Giants trotted out a rookie starting pitcher and rookie catcher -- the first all-rookie battery since 1947 -- and received an appropriately historic performance.More »
SAN FRANCISCO -- The expected pitchers' duel from World Series Game 1 arrived in Game 2 -- and the night's expected rain didn't arrive at all -- as the Giants took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Rangers, thanks to a virtuoso performance from starting pitcher Matt Cain.
A solo home run by shortstop Edgar Renteria in the fifth inning gave the San Francisco a lead it would not relinquish; but for good measure, they added aMore »
SAN FRANCISCO -- The pitching duel never materialized, but the previously hibernating Giants offense did.
In a meeting of Cy Young-winning pitchers who had been brilliant this postseason, it was the offenses that stole the show at AT&T Park, headlined by San Francisco's six-run fifth inning en route to a 11-7 victory.More »