The San Francisco Giants have won the 2010 World Series, taking four games to one from the American League Champion Texas Rangers. Giants starter Tim Lincecum beat Rangers’ star starter Cliff Lee by a score of 3-1 in a second face-off between the two aces during this intense World Series.
Lincecum went 8 innings, giving up three hits, one run, and two walks, getting ten Ranger hitters on strike-outs. Giants’ closer Brian Wilson shut the Rangers out in the 9th to get the save. World Series MVP Edgar Renteria hit a three run home run in the top of the 7th inning to break a double shut-out by both starting pitchers.
Tim Lincecum was at the top of his game from the first inning on, and was ahead of Ranger hitters throughout the entire eight innings. Lincecum got two of the Giants four Series wins. In the five game Series, the San Francisco Giants out scored the Rangers 29-12.
This ends a 56 year span of the Giants franchise not winning a World Series title. Since moving from New York City to San Francisco in 1958, this is the team’s first World Series win after going to the World Series in 1962, 1989, and 2002 without winning.
The San Francisco Giants have won the 2010 World Series, beating three of the best teams in baseball to get it done: the Texas Rangers, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Atlanta Braves!