The San Francisco Giants took a 2-0 lead in the World Series by blanking Texas 9-0 Thursday behind the strong pitching of Matt Cain and an eighth-inning implosion by the Rangers relievers.
Cain held the Rangers to four hits in 7-2/3 shutout innings as he extended his post-season scoreless streak to 21-1/3 frames. CJ Wilson was tough, too, leaving with two outs and the bases empty in the seventh because of a blister, down 2-0.
The Texas bullpen walked four straight batters, followed by a single by Edgar Renteria, a triple by pinch-hitter Aaron Rowand and a double by Andres Torres to get the fat lady ready.
The series moves to Arlington for game three Saturday night with Colby Lewis slated to go against Jonathan Sanchez. Games four and five, if needed, will be played at Texas.