World Series Game 2 updates: Giants still lead Rangers, 1-0, through six innings
The Texas Rangers finally mounted a threat against Matt Cain but the Giants' right-hander shut it down to protect the Giants' 1-0 lead through six innings in World Series Game 2 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Cain gave up one-out singles to Michael Young and Josh Hamilton in the sixth inning, then threw a wild pitch to Nelson Cruz that allowed the runners to reach second and third base.
But Cruz then popped out in foul ground near first base after the right-handed Cain jammed him with a fastball, and Ian Kinsler flied out to end the inning.
Cain, making his third start in the playoffs, still has yet to allow an earned run in the postseason.
Texas starter C.J. Wilson was doing his best to keep the Rangers in the game -- and to keep the Rangers from losing the first two games of the best-of-seven Fall Classic -- by retiring the side in the sixth inning.
Wilson has given up only three hits himself. But one of those hits was Edgar Renteria's solo home run to left field in the fifth inning that gave San Francisco its lead.
Kinsler narrowly missed a homer of his own in the top of the fifth inning when he hit a ball that landed on the top of the center-field wall but bounced back into play for a double. Cain then shut down Texas to strand Kinsler at second base.
Photo: Nelson Cruz watches a foul ball. Danny Moloshok / Reuters