The San Francisco Giants are halfway to their first World Series title since 1954 when the franchise was located in New York.
Matt Cain tossed seven and two-thirds innings and the Giants beat Texas 9-0 to give San Francisco a 2-0 series lead over. Cain and two relievers combined on the four-hitter. Cain has not allowed an earned run in 21.1 innings in this postseason.
Edgar Renteria's solo homer in the fifth inning was all the run Cain needed. Juan Uribe, who hit a three-run homer in the series opener, added an RBI single in the seventh inning. It was a 2-0 game until the Giants broke it open with seven runs in the eighth. Aubrey Huff and Uribe both walked with the bases loaded, Renteria added a two-run single, Aaron Rowand had a two-run
triple and Andres Torres had run-scoring double in the eighth for insurance.
The series takes a travel day Friday before going to Texas for Game 3 Saturday night. The Giants will send out Jonathan Sanchez against Colby Lewis of the Rangers in Game 3.