POSTED: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 8:56pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 6:39pm
Edgar Renteria hit a 3-run home run in the 7th inning off Rangers Ace Cliff Lee, and that was all the Giants needed in a 3-1 Game 5 victory at the Ballpark in Arlington. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers, 3-1 in the game and in the series, taking the trophy to the city by the Bay for the first time since the Giants moved west in 1958. It's the 6th World Series title in team history.
It was an overdue victory -- the Giants last wore the crown in 1954, four years before they moved West. So much for a franchise that never quite got it done in October despite the likes of baseball giants Willie Mays, Barry Bonds and Juan Marichal. It's November, and now new stars stand tall in San Francisco.
Maybe Cowboys' Tony Romo and Jason Witten were taking notes on how to be winners, both were at the game after the Cowboys lost to Jacksonville, 35-17 on Sunday.
Tim Lincecum said after the game, "We wanted to just nail it down tonight, that was the thing coming in here. We just wanted to play good ball. You can't say enough about the guys just stepping up. Really, none of us had been here before, so that just says a lot of our guys."
Renteria was named World Series MVP.