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World Series Game 2: Giants rout Rangers, 9-0, to take a 2-0 lead

Game2endlb18b4nc The Rangers are in Texas-size trouble after World Series Game 2 on Thursday night.

Giants reliever and former Dodger Guillermo Mota threw a scoreless ninth inning and San Francisco routed the Rangers, 9-0, to take a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series.

San Francisco won with Matt Cain's brilliant pitching, key hits by Edgar Renteria and Aaron Rowand and with a meltdown in the Texas bullpen that led to a seven-run eighth inning for the Giants.

The Giants hope to win their first World Series since the team played in New York in 1954.

Game 3 of the series is Saturday in Arlington, Texas, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Related: World Series Game 2 inning by inning

Related: Giants rout Rangers, 9-0, to take 2-0 lead in World Series

--Jim Peltz

Photo: Giants Cody Ross. Mike Blake / Reuters

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