SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, Edgar Renteria hit a go-ahead home run and the San Francisco Giants broke away from the Texas Rangers 9-0 on Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in the World Series.
A day after the Giants romped 11-7, Cain ruled the mound. He kept his 0.00 ERA through three postseason starts.
The Giants scored seven runs in the eighth, their biggest postseason inning ever. Texas relievers walked four straight batters with two outs.
Renteria homered off C.J. Wilson in the fifth inning for a 1-0 lead. He added a two-run single in the wild eighth. By the end, the crowd chanted "Sweep! Sweep!"
Game 3 is Saturday night at Texas, with Colby Lewis starting for the Rangers against Jonathan Sanchez.