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World Series Game 5 update: Giants win World Series with 3-1 win over Rangers

November 1, 2010 |  7:31 pm


The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 3-1, in World Series Game 5 to win their first championship since 1954, when the Giants still played in New York.

Giants closer Brian Wilson threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers to preserve San Francisco's win, which came on eight innings of outstanding pitching by starter Tim Lincecum and a three-run home run by Edgar Renteria in the seventh inning.

The ninth inning included Texas slugger Josh Hamilton taking a called third strike from Wilson.

The Giants won the first two games at AT&T Park in San Francisco and then won two of three games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

--Jim Peltz

Photo: Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in game five of the 2010 World Series at Rangers Ballpark. The Giants won the series four games to one. Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE