World Series Game 2 updates: Uribe single gives Giants 2-0 lead over Rangers in seventh inning
The Giants' Juan Uribe singled home a run and starter Matt Cain kept throwing scoreless ball as the Giants led the Texas Rangers, 2-0, through seven innings in World Series Game 2 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Texas starter C.J. Wilson also pitched well, but not well enough because the left-hander gave up a fifth-inning home run to 34-year-old Edgar Renteria that gave San Francisco its first run.
Then, after he walked Cody Ross to start the seventh inning, Wilson came out of the game because of a blister on his pitching hand. Reliever Darren Oliver took over and gave up a bloop single to Uribe, with Ross scoring as the ball landed beyond second baseman Ian Kinsler in shallow center field.
Cain has given up only four hits in the game, and now has gone more than 20 innings in the postseason without allowing an earned run.
The Giants, who have not won a World Series since they played in New York in 1954, are trying to gain a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series before it moves to Rangers Park in Arlington on Saturday.
Photo: Uribe reacts after throwing out Ranger Mitch Moreland. Eric Risberg / Associated Press