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MLB World Series 2010: Giants Shutout Rangers 4-0, Lead 3-1 In Series

Scoreless through two, the Giants got on the board in the third inning off of an Aubrey Huff two-run homerun following an Andres Torres leadoff double. It gave the Giants a two-run lead, a lead that they wouldn't relinquish in their 4-0 shutout in Arlington against the Rangers in game four of the 2010 MLB World Series.

Tommy Hunter was done after four innings and was replaced by Alexi Ogando. Ogando pitched a solid inning and then another two-thirds of the sixth before suffering an injury to his side. He set down Travis Ishikawa and Cody Ross in the sixth, worked Juan Uribe to a 1-1 count, and then left the game with said injury. He gave way to Darren Oliver, who finished out the inning and started the seventh.

Darren Oliver gave up a single to Edgar Renteria after getting Travis Ishikawa out with a good pitching sequence. He followed it up by getting Nate Schierholtz out with strikes, but was greeted with Andres Torres, already in the middle of a solid performance. Torres his a monster double line drive to center field, bringing in Renteria from first base to score and give the Giants an insurance run.

The top of the eighth saw them pick up another insurance one off of a Buster Posey home run just after Oliver was replaced by Darren O'Day.

Madison Bumgarner came in and pitched eight shutout innings, giving way only in the ninth to closer Brian Wilson, who sat down the 1-2-3 top of the Rangers lineup. Bumgarner gave up three hits with two walks while striking out six. He was assisted by what may just be the best defensive lineup for the Giants at this point in time. Freddy Sanchez was an absolute monster at second base.

The Giants are one win away from their first World Series title in San Francisco. The series stays in Arlington for one more game and features the game-one matchup rematch of Tim Lincecum versus Cliff Lee. The Giants handed Lee his first postseason loss in Game 1, though Lincecum only went 5 2/3 innings in his start, which wound up being an 11-7 San Francisco win.