Going with a 3-1 lead against the Texas Rangers in the World Series, San Francisco Giants made sure that the title was sealed in Game 5 itself. The Giants had emerged victorious in the first two games held in San Francisco followed by a win and a loss at Arlington prior to the 5th game. With a score-line of 3-1 in the 5th game of the series, the Giants crushed the opposition of Rangers at their home ground in Arlington, Texas and recorded a historic win.
The game was indeed a tough competition between Lincecum and Lee, both of whom showed a spectacular display of pitching for their respective teams. Even by the end of the sixth innings there wasn’t a runner to reach the second base; this is how sharp both were pitching. Lasting for 8 innings, Lincecum gave away only three hits with just one baserunner going past the first base. The hit came off the only homer by Nelson Cruz in the seventh innings. The turn of events was marked by Renteria’s stunning three-run home run which he hit off Lee in the seventh. Feliz then held down the Giants for two innings with Wilson aiming to contain the Rangers in the ninth and clutch the World Series title for Giants. By striking out Cruz, Giants closer Wilson shut the doors on Rangers’ hope to win. Renteria was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series 2010.
This is the first World Series title to come the San Francisco Giant’s way since 1954. Since 2002, this is yet another year, where a team has emerged victorious in the World Series finals even before the 7th game. An outstanding display of baseball helped the Giants to zip the 5th Game victory and the team went on to win the World Series 2010 taking the trophy home after a drought of many years.