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The 2010 World Series was the 106th edition of 's. The, played between the champions and the champions, began on Wednesday, October 27, and ended on Monday, November 1. The Giants won the series 4–1 to secure their first since and since to San Francisco from New York City in.
In their respective, the Rangers and the Giants eliminated the teams—the and the —each in six games. The Rangers' victory in the gave the franchise its first World Series appearance in its 50-year history, dating from their inauguration as the second club in 1961. Meanwhile, the victory in the gave the Giants their fourth World Series appearance since moving to San Francisco prior to the 1958 season; their most recent appearance had been in the, when they lost to the in seven games. Coincidentally, the Giants and Rangers faced off in the first regular-season game, on June 12, 1997, at the Ballpark in Arlington; Rangers reliever, in his first stint with the club, threw the game's first pitch.
The Giants were the first National League champions to have home-field advantage since, because the NL won the 3–1 on July 13. For the second consecutive year, Series games were scheduled for earlier start times in hope of attracting younger viewers. First pitch was just before 8:00 p.m. for most games, with Game 3 starting at 7:00 p.m. EDT as part of a "family night" promotion and Game 4 starting at 8:20 p.m. EDT to accommodate.
San Francisco landmarks, such as, the, and, were illuminated with orange lighting at night during the postseason. An exclusive VIP party was held on the eve of the World Series at the (in ); most media were not allowed near the event. San Francisco mayor made a friendly wager with Arlington mayor, agreeing that "the losing city's mayor will travel to the winning city and join the winning city's mayor in a day of support for local youth and community service initiatives, with both mayors wearing the jersey of the World Series Champion team." With three games slated in, this marked the 5th time the same city hosted both a World Series game and the upcoming (Los Angeles –, Minneapolis –, Atlanta –, Tampa –).
The Rangers and their fans had a long history of futility and disappointment. Enfranchised in 1961 as the second iteration of the Washington Senators, the team only had one season with a above.500 out of 11 seasons in Washington, D.C.. The team relocated to, for the 1972 season but failed to make the postseason for over 20 years. Despite being 10 games under.500, the Rangers were leading the division on August 12, 1994, when the began and the remainder of the season was cancelled. They went on to win three division titles in 1996, 1998, and 1999, but were eliminated by the in the each time, having only won one game out of all three series combined. The Rangers' last postseason appearance before 2010 was in 1999.
Heading into 2010, the Rangers were plagued with off-field issues. During, admitted to prior cocaine use and failing a drug test during the 2009 season. Additionally, the team's owner,, had financial problems dating back to 2008, which culminated in the team declaring in May and being sold to a partnership led by and team president in August.
In the offseason,,,, and all departed due to. was traded to the for, who in turn was traded to the Giants mid-season. Notable offseason additions to the Rangers included starting pitcher, previously of the ; starting pitcher, previously of 's ; and, previously of the. Notable midseason roster moves include the aforementioned trade of Chris Ray to San Francisco in exchange for catcher, and the trade of and three minor-leaguers to the for starting pitcher and relief pitcher. The Rangers also traded two minor leaguers to the in exchange for, and to the in exchange for.
The Rangers spent most of the season in first place in the, with both the and failing to live up to expectations by ESPN critics. They took first place for good on June 8, following a brief one-day stint in first place by the Angels, and finished the season with a 90–72 record, nine of the second-place. Their.556 was the lowest among all eight 2010 postseason teams.
In the postseason, the Rangers faced the top-seeded in the. The Rangers won the first two games at by wide margins, bringing the Rays to the brink of elimination; however, the Rays won the next two games at to force a deciding Game 5 at Tropicana Field. Game 5 was another decisive Rangers victory, as ace stymied the Rays and the offense struck Rays ace once again. This was the first postseason series win in franchise history; additionally, the Rangers were the last team that had never won a postseason series. In the, the Rangers faced the wild-card winning, to whom they had lost all three of their previous postseason appearances. The Yankees had swept the second-seeded Minnesota Twins in their ALDS. The Rangers held a 5–0 lead in Game 1, only to see the Yankees come back and beat them 6–5. However, the next three games were all blowouts, as the Rangers took a 3–1 series lead. The Yankees won Game 5 by a large margin, but were once again routed in Game 6, 6–1, behind a series-winning hit by. 's MVP performance included four home runs, tying an ALCS record, and helped the Rangers reach their first World Series. It also marked the first time since that the AL West champion won the pennant. The Angels' win was as the team.
San Francisco Giants
Like the Rangers, the Giants and their fans had a long history of futility and disappointment since their move from New York City to San Francisco before the 1958 season. The Giants had won their last World Series against the in. After moving to San Francisco, enraged Giants fans in New York allegedly placed a hex on the franchise, starting the that would last for over 50 years. Within that period, they made it to the World Series three times, but lost each time. These included a seven-game loss to the in, a four-game sweep by their in that was marred by the, and another seven-game loss to the in after being eight outs away from the title in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead. Their last postseason appearance was in 2003, when they lost to the eventual World Series champion in the.
The Giants entered 2010 with a strong pitching staff led by two-time winner and a solid bullpen spearheaded by closer. Notable offseason acquisitions included, previously of the ; and, previously of the. Over the course of the season, the Giants' catholic dating physical attraction front office made a series of moves to bolster their offense. was signed in late May after he was released by the, while —who had started the season at Triple-A —was called up in late May and became the starting catcher after the Giants traded to the. In August, was acquired in a trade with the, and was claimed off waivers from the.
The Giants spent much of the early part of the season in second or third place in the standings, trailing the and on occasion the or. They entered the in fourth place, trailing the Padres, Rockies, and Dodgers. However, they finished July in second place behind the Padres, with a record of 20–8 for the month. On August 26, the Padres began a ten-game losing streak that allowed the Giants to gain some ground. The Giants tied the Padres for first place on September 10 and the two teams traded the top spot for the next 15 days. Then, the Giants took the lead for good on September 26, when they began a four-game winning streak coupled with the Padres' three-game losing streak. The Giants were three of the Padres going ist sofort mehr dates kostenlos into the final weekend of the season, a three-game set between the two teams that the Padres needed to sweep in order to force a tie-breaker. The Padres won the first two games, but the Giants prevailed in the final game, 3–0, to clinch the franchise's seventh NL West championship.
In the, the Giants faced the wild card-winning, who had also clinched a postseason berth on the last day of the regular season. Each game was decided by one run, with the Giants winning the series three games to one. The Giants won behind Lincecum's 14 in Game 1 and earned come-from-behind wins in Games 3 and 4. In the, the Giants were heavy underdogs to the two-time defending National League champion. Ross' two home runs in Game 1 off Phillies ace helped the Giants win the opener 4–3. They lost Game 2, but rebounded in Game 3 thanks to 's strong performance and more timely hitting by Ross. Game 4 saw the Giants win on a walk-off sac fly by. With the Phillies winning Game 5, 4–2, the series was sent back to Philadelphia. The Phillies took a 2–0 lead in the first inning of Game 6, but the Giants tied the game in the third and their steady bullpen held the Phillies' offense scoreless the rest of the way. This effort by the Giants bullpen included relief appearances by Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner, who were both part of the Giants playoff rotation. In the eighth, Uribe hit a home run to right that barely cleared the wall and gave the Giants a 3–2 lead. Wilson came on for a five-out save to clinch the series. This marked the first time that the NL West champion had made it to the World Series since the did so in (the Giants' ist sofort mehr dates kostenlos 2002 appearance and the ' appearance were both as winners).
The anticipated pitchers' duel between former winners and never materialized, as Lincecum gave up two early and Lee gave up seven —six of which were —in 4 2⁄3 innings. In the first inning, Lincecum gave up a and a, respectively, to the first two batters he faced: and. Andrus scored on a single that struck Lincecum's leg and bounced into right field. In the second, singled, advanced to third on a Lee, and scored on Andrus'. In the bottom of the third inning, reached on and advanced to second when Lee. Rentería scored on a double, and Torres scored on a RBI single, tying the game.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Torres doubled and scored on another Sanchez double. Lee then walked and gave up back-to-back singles to and, which scored Sanchez and Burrell, respectively. Lee was then relieved by, who gave up a three-run to that increased the Giants' lead to six runs. In the top of the sixth inning, Lincecum struck out the first two batters he faced, but walked, who scored on a Molina double. Molina advanced to third on a single and scored on a single. Lincecum was then removed from the game, having gone 5 2⁄3 innings.
The Giants piled on to their lead in the bottom of the eighth. Rangers reliever gave up a single to Rentería, who advanced to third on a Vladimir Guerrero fielding error. Rentería then scored on 's double. Sanchez singled to score Ishikawa, and advanced to second on another Guerrero error. Lowe catholic dating physical attraction recorded one more out before being relieved by. Kirkman promptly gave up a single to that scored Sanchez.
In the top of the ninth, Giants reliever gave up a single to pinch hitter and walked Andrus before being relieved by. Affeldt threw a and walked to, and was relieved by. Guerrero hit a sacrifice fly that scored Borbon, and doubled to score Andrus and Hamilton, but Kinsler popped out to end the game.
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Game 2 started out as a pitching duel between San Francisco's and Texas'. led off the top of the fifth with a deep fly ball that was perhaps an inch short of a home run. The ball bounced high off the top of the center field wall and back into the field of play, forcing Kinsler to settle for a double. In the bottom of the 5th inning, hit a home run into left field to give San Francisco a 1–0 lead. Texas threatened in the top of the sixth with back-to-back singles by and, who both advanced into scoring position on Cain's to. Cain subsequently got Cruz and Kinsler to pop out, ending the threat. The Giants added a run in the bottom of the seventh when walked, advanced to second base on a groundout by, and then scored on a single by. Wilson was removed from the game with a blister in the seventh inning and was relieved by. Cain went 7 2⁄3 innings, allowing only four hits. Cain's outing was his third and final of the postseason, a playoff run in which he pitched 21 1⁄3 innings without allowing an earned run.
In the eighth inning, Texas reliever struck out and to record the first two outs. singled up the middle, and O'Day was relieved by. Holland walked and to, then walked Huff to force in a run, increasing the Giants' lead to 3–0. then relieved Holland, and walked Uribe to force in another run. Rentería then singled to left field, scoring Ross and Huff to increase the Giants' lead to 6–0. Lowe was then relieved by, who gave up a to, scoring Uribe and Rentería. Rowand then scored on an Andrés Torres. San Francisco reliever retired the Rangers in the ninth to give the Giants a 2–0 series lead. made a running catch to end the game.
All runs scored in this game were produced by. In the bottom of the second inning, Giants starter gave up a to and walked before giving up a three-run home run to. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Sánchez yielded a solo home run to, which would be the last batter he would face. and cut the lead in half with solo home runs in the seventh and eighth, respectively, off Rangers starter. Texas closer Neftalí Feliz pitched a perfect ninth to secure the Rangers' first and only victory of the series.
This was the first World Series game won by a team from Texas, as the were swept in.
In Game 4, the Giants sent 21-year-old rookie to the hill against the Rangers' Tommy Hunter. Bumgarner was brilliant for San Francisco, hurling eight shutout innings while allowing only three hits. Bumgarner allowed only one Ranger to reach second base. A two-run homer by in the third inning off Hunter was enough for the Giants win. The other two runs were scored on a run-scoring double by Andrés Torres in the seventh and a home run to dead center by in the eighth. Bumgarner also became the fifth youngest pitcher to start a World Series game, and the fourth youngest to win one. Bumgarner and Posey were the first rookie battery to start a World Series game since and in.
Game 5 was a pitching rematch of Game 1 between former winners and. Down 3–1 in the series, the Rangers needed a win in their ballpark to send the Series back to San Francisco or the Giants would return home as champions. What resulted was the pitching duel anticipated in Game 1. Both Lee and Lincecum pitched six shutout innings, with Lincecum having allowed only two hits and Lee three. In the top of the seventh inning, Cody Ross and Juan Uribe singled back to back to put two runners on with no outs. The next Giant batter, Aubrey Huff, who had never laid down a bunt in his Major League career, successfully executed a sacrifice bunt, one where only a quick play by Lee prevented Huff from reaching base himself. Runners were now at second and third base for Pat Burrell. Lee struck out Burrell (10th time Burrell fanned in the Series), but then allowed a three-run homer on a 2–0 slider by to left center field, putting the Giants ahead 3–0.
With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Nelson Cruz had a solo home run that cut the deficit to 3–1 and broke an 18-inning scoreless streak for the Rangers—their longest drought of the entire season. Lincecum walked the next batter, Ian Kinsler, to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh but struck out the next two Texas batters to end the threat.
Rangers closer Neftalí Feliz pitched two scoreless innings, and Lincecum pitched a 1–2–3 eighth, keeping the score 3–1. Brian Wilson, the 2010 Major League saves champion (48 saves), relieved Lincecum in the bottom of the ninth. Facing the heart of Texas' order, Wilson made quick work of the first two batters, striking Josh Hamilton out looking on four pitches and getting Vladimir Guerrero to hit a grounder to Rentería at short on the first pitch. This brought Nelson Cruz to the plate as the last hope for Texas. Cruz worked the count to 3–2, but Wilson struck him out swinging to seal the championship for San Francisco.
San Francisco outscored Texas 29 to 12, and shut out the Rangers twice. The Giants became the second team in the 2010 postseason to record two shutouts in a series since the shut out the twice in the. The Rangers were the first team to be shut out twice in the World Series since the recorded three shut outs against the en route to a sweep in the. Édgar Rentería's three-run homer was the second World Series championship-clinching hit of his career, the first coming with the Florida Marlins in 1997. Edgar was named the MVP of the series. Rentería hit.412 (7 for 17) with six RBIs in the Series.
San Francisco won the series, 4–1.
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|2||October 28||Texas Rangers – 0, San Francisco Giants – 9||AT&T Park||3:17||43,622|
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|4||October 31||San Francisco Giants – 4, Texas Rangers – 0||Rangers Ballpark in Arlington||3:09||51,920|
|5||November 1||San Francisco Giants – 3, Texas Rangers – 1||Rangers Ballpark in Arlington||2:32||52,045|
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| Total attendance: 243,607 Average attendance: 48,721 |
Winning player's share: $317,631.29 Losing player's share: $246,279.55
In the United States, televised the games, with calling on his 13th World Series dating back to (which was also Fox's very first World Series), while handled for the 21st time since (when McCarver worked for ). also appeared on the Fox telecasts as a. syndicated its own telecast of the series, with announcers and, to various networks outside the U.S. broadcast the series live in the UK and in Europe. Additionally, the and carried the games to U.S. and Canadian service personnel stationed around the globe. carried the Series in Spanish on American cable and satellite TV.
However, many viewers in the New York City and markets were unable to watch Games 1 and 2 because, Fox's parent company, pulled and from cable provider on October 16 due to a carriage dispute. An agreement between the companies was reached just before Game 3.
The overall national for the five games was 8.4, which, at the time, tied the for the event's lowest-ever TV rating (the would later draw a 7.6 rating to hold the record on its own). Game 4 was beaten in the ratings by a – game on , the first time a World Series game was outdrawn by a regular-season NFL contest airing in the same time slot.
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also broadcast the World Series nationally, with (who worked the Giants' local radio broadcasts during the regular season) calling his 13th consecutive World Series as the network's play-by-play announcer, and providing commentary on his 11th World Series for ESPN Radio and his 14th overall (counting three Series telecasts for ). The games were the last that Miller and Morgan (who had also been calling for ESPN television since 1990) would work together, as the network subsequently announced that their contracts would not be renewed for 2011. Radio also aired the Series to listeners, with Eduardo Ortega and former Giants pitcher announcing. In the UK, the Series was broadcast by, with and commentating.
Locally, the two teams' broadcast the series with their respective announcing crews. The Giants' English-language broadcasts aired on (with,, and announcing) with their Spanish-language broadcasts on (with Erwin Higueros and ), while and carried the Rangers' English-language broadcasts (with and ) and had their Spanish-language broadcasts (with Eleno Ornelas and Jerry Romo). Due to contractual obligations, the non-flagship stations on the teams' radio networks carried the ESPN Radio broadcasts of the games, although the local broadcasts were also available on and to Gameday Audio subscribers at.
Impact and aftermath
The Giants championship marked several firsts, not just for the team, but also for the city of San Francisco and the.
The firsts with the championship were:
- Championship since, when in New York.
- Championship since moving to San Francisco.
- City of San Francisco:
- Bay Area:
- World Series championship since the swept the Giants in.
- Major sports championship since the 49ers win in Super Bowl XXIX.
In summing up the firsts,, the president of the Giants and a fourth generation resident of San Francisco, said that the team dedicated the championship to "53 years of San Francisco Giants players and coaches and managers...millions of fans."
The Giants held a victory parade on November 3, following the same parade route that the team used when they moved to the city. With some estimates of a million fans lining the route, the parade and rally at was the largest event ever in the city of San Francisco. Transit agency set an all-time single day record for ridership, breaking its previous record by almost 20%.
, the Rangers won the AL West title for the second consecutive season, after leading that division for much of the season, eventually making it back to the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, losing to them in seven games, after being one strike away from the title, twice in Game 6.
The Giants' 2010 World Series championship marked the beginning of a dynasty. Two World Series titles followed in and ; however, they missed the playoffs in between those championship seasons.
With the Giants' first World Series championship in San Francisco, the 's remain wie flirtet ein mann per sms the only franchise without a world championship. The Sharks would reach the for the, but ultimately lost to the in six games.
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