2010 World Series rematch goes to Rangers


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FINAL Winning pitcher: Rafael Montero (1-0)

Losing pitcher: Shaun Anderson (0-1)

Save: Kyle Bird (1)

When the San Francisco Giants won their first of three World Series' in 2010, they knew they would see the Texas Rangers again. Starter Logan Webb tossed 2.1 innings with 1 run allowed off 3 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk in his first game against the Rangers. San Francisco trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd when Buster Posey walked and Mike Yastrzemski singled him to 2nd base. Steven Duggar struck out but newly signed infielder Wilmer Flores hit his first Spring Training home run to give the Giants a 3-1 lead. Evan Longoria singled with the Giants trailing again 4-3 and then went to 2nd base on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Belt. Buster Posey hit a game-tying single a batter later to tie the game at 4-4. San Francisco added another run with an RBI single from pinch hitter Abiatal Avelino that scored Joey Rickard in the bottom of the 9th. The Giant's potential winning rally came to an end when Zach Green ended the game with a strikeout, with 2 runners left on base, Posey collected 2 of the team's 8 hits as they went a dismal 3-12 with 6 runners left in scoring position.

Rangers pitcher Jordan Lyles took a no-decision but pitched 3 innings and allowed 3 runs with 3 hits and struck out 3 batters while issuing just 1 walk. Texas was down 3-1 going into the top of the 6th inning when former Giant Matt Duffy singled to start a rally and Isiah Kiner-walked. Adolis Garcia flew out and Blake Swihart struck out but Anderson Tejada homered to center to give Texas a 4-3 lead. Tyreque Reeded a 2-run homer of his own in the top of the 7th to break a 4-4 tie. Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits on the day including his 3rd home run of the Spring in the top of the 2nd inning. Another former Giant was in the game against his former team. Reliever Derek Law pitched 1 scoreless inning and had 2 strikeouts to record his second hold of the Spring.

The Giants will head to Glendale to play the Dodgers for a second time this Spring. Johnny Cueto will get the start against Clayton Kershaw.

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