Giants erupt late, turn close one into a 9-0 rout. Cain shuts down Rangers for 2-0 World Series lead.

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Giants have held serve in the first two games of the 2010 World Series with a 9-0 win that was completely different than game one.this was very tight until the bottom of the 8th. Matt Cain and C.J.Wilson put on pitching clinics for the first 4 1/2 innings,matching two hitters.But one time Kane County Cougar Edgar Rentaria broke the 0-0 tie by lining a solo homer down the left field line off Wilson with one out in the Giants fifth. Prior to that each team had a double, Cody Ross for San Francisco with one away in the bottom of the second, and Ian Kinsler with a lead off two bagger in the top of the fifth that hit off the CF wall,just missing a homer, but both pitchers worked around those jams.Texas had their best chance with one away in the top of the sixth when Michael Young and Josh Hamilton each singled and they advanced when Cain uncorked a wild pitch to Nelson Cruz, putting runners on second and third.Cruz would then foul to 1B Aubrey Huff for the second out,and Kinsler lifted a soft fly to Ross in right. Wilson walked Ross on a 3-2 pitch to start the bottom of the seventh,and departed with a blister. Darren Oliver relieved for Texas.Huff hit a slow grounder to Mitch Moreland at first as Ross took second.Juan Uribe continued his clutch streak by dropping an opposite field soft blooper into short right as Ross scored the second Giants run.In the top of the eighth,with one out Cain walked Elvis Andrus on a 3-2 pitch and Andrus then stole second.After Young flew to RF, Bruce Bochy brought in Javier Lopez to face Hamilton who flew out to CF.The Giants loaded the bases with two gone in the bottom of the eighth when Buster Posey dropped a single into right center and Nate Schierholtz and Ross walked as did Huff against Derek Holland to force in the third run.That was it for Holland as Mark Lowe was brought in by Ron Washington.But Uribe,who is tough to walk,worked the count full and took ball four to force in Schierholtz.Renteria then completely broke the game open with a two run single past Young at 3B.Former Cub Mike Fontenot was announced to pinch hit,but when Washington brought in left handed Andy Kirkman, for White Sox OF Aaron Rowand batted for Fontenot and tripled to the deepest part of the ballpark in right-center to score a pair,and he also came in on a double down the LF line by Andres Torres was was batting for the second time in the inning.That seven run explosion featured just four hits and as many walks.Guillermo Mota worked the ninth inning for SF,issuing a harmless walk.

NOTES—Attendance was 43,622…..After the seventh inning they played the Journey hit Lights Of The City,and long time Journey lead vocalist Steve Perry,like most of that group’s members, a SF Native, was shown on the scoreboard dancing to,and singing that song while some awesome shots of the San Francisco Sky Line were mixed in….Friday is a workout day in Arlington before game three Saturday evening Jonathan Sanchez scheduled to start for the Giants and Colby Lewis for the Rangers.

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