In the highly-anticipated Game 1 showdown between Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee, the San Francisco righty Lincecum earned the win. He was shaky -- allowing four earned runs in 5.2 innings.
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Mark Derosa, Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum
Mark Derosa, Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum look on as Juan Uribe homers during Game 1. San Francisco cruised to a surprisingly high-scoring 11-7 win, setting the tone for the rest of the series.
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Seldomly used for most of the regular season, Edgar Renteria had a coming out party in the playoffs. His 5th inning home run sparked the Giants' Game 2 win, and his three-run shot in Game 5 earned him World Series MVP honors.
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After piling up 13.2 scoreless innings in his NLDS and NLCS performances, Matt Cain had his best game in Game 2 of the World Series. He tossed 7.2 shutout innings, outdueling Rangers' pitcher C.J. Wilson to give San Francisco a commanding 2-0 series lead.
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Cody Ross blasts a home run off Colby Lewis in the 7th inning of Game 3. It wouldn't be enough, as the Rangers won 4-2 to take home their only victory in the series.
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Giants' second baseman Freddy Sanchez hurdles Elvis Andrus during Game 3. Sanchez made headlines with his bat as well as his glove, hitting doubles in each of his first three World Series at-bats.
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Buster Posey celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run in the Giants' Game 4 win. The team did plenty of high-fiving: outscoring the Rangers 29-12 in the five-game set.
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Often overlooked on San Francisco's terrific staff, Madison Bumgarner demonstrated his potential in Game 4. The rookie uncorked eight shutout innings to bring the team within one win of the title.
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Josh Hamilton lunges to make a catch during Game 4, a 4-0 Giants victory. Though he belted four homers in the ALCS, Hamilton was held in check in the Fall Classic, going just 2-for-20 with one RBI.
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The Freak dazzled in Game 5, hurling eight innings of one-run ball in the Giants' series-clinching victory. Lincecum anchored a dominant pitching staff that boasted a minuscule 2.47 ERA during postseason play.
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Unhittable through the first two rounds, Cliff Lee proved that he could be beaten in the World Series. The Giants roughed him up -- getting nine earned runs off the dominant lefty -- to beat him twice in their World Series triumph.
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Known for delivering the walk-off hit in the 1997 World Series, shortstop Edgar Renteria came through again in 2010. He smacked the game-winning three-run homer off Texas' ace Cliff Lee in Game 5, propelling the Giants to their first title since 1954.
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Buster Posey, Brian Wilson, Aubrey Huff
Buster Posey, Brian Wilson and Aubrey Huff rejoice after the final out is recorded, signaling the Giants first title since their move to San Francisco. The battery of Wilson to Posey was especially effective, notching six saves and an 0.00 ERA during their memorable playoff run.
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San Francisco's NLCS hero, Cody Ross, hoists the World Series trophy after the team's win in Game 5. Claimed off waivers earlier in the season, Ross was just one of an unlikely group of Giants who thrived in baseball's October spotlight.
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