World Series Game 2 updates: Renteria homer gives Giants 1-0 lead over Rangers after five innings
World Series Game 2 again proved the adage: It's a game of inches.
After the Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler missed a home run by an inch or two in the top of the fifth inning, 34-year-old Edgar Renteria slugged a no-doubt homer into the left-field stands to give the Giants a 1-0 lead at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Renteria's blast off Texas starter C.J. Wilson came after Kinsler slammed a ball to the center-field wall off San Francisco starter Matt Cain to open the fifth inning. The ball hit the top of the wall but bounced back into play.
So instead of a solo home run, Kinsler had a double. To add insult to injury for the Rangers, Kinsler was left stranded at second base when Cain got three outs before Kinsler could score.
Texas is trying to avoid losing the first two games of the best-of-seven series.
Photo: Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria connects for a solo home run in the fifth inning Thursday night. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press