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World Series Game 5 update: Giants still lead 3-1 over Rangers after eight innings

  Renteria

The San Francisco Giants are three outs from winning the World Series after starting pitcher Tim Lincecum retired the side in the eighth inning to protect the Giants' 3-1 lead in World Series Game 5.

Lincecum has held the Rangers to only three hits, including a solo home run by Nelson Cruz in the seventh inning.

In the top of the eighth inning, Texas reliever Netfali Feliz, who usually closes victories, took over for starter Cliff Lee and allowed a two-out single to Buster Posey. But Cody Ross then grounded out.

--Jim Peltz

Photo: San Francisco Giants' Edgar Renteria is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

 

 
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