Rangers Rein In Giants, 4-2

First Series win in franchise history
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2010 7:24 AM CDT
Rangers Rein In Giants, 4-2
Former President George W. Bush and wife Laura wait for Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – The Rangers last night showed San Francisco that even their scores are bigger in Texas, notching their first victory in the World Series 4-2, after taking two beatings in California. Egged on by Rangers' royalty George W Bush and Nolan Ryan, the AP reports, Texas quickly slid into its comfort zone. "We wanted to get back home," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "We knew we could finally put a good game together, and we did."

The game was the franchise's first Series win, and launched on a three-run homer in the second by rookie Mitch Moreland, batting ninth. Josh Hamilton later sealed the deal with his own homer, and closer Neftali Feliz—who never took the field in San Francisco—ended it with a perfect ninth. (Read more World Series 2010 stories.)

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