words_Nick Engvall

At the beginning of the 2010 baseball season, the San Francisco Giants, just like their opponents the Texas Rangers, weren’t expected by many to even make the playoffs. Both teams have surprised nearly everyone but their fans in getting to the World Series. After all, for the Giants it had been 56 years since they won a World Series and for the Rangers they were making their MLB Playoffs debut.

While Game 1 of the World Series put two of the game’s best pitchers on the mound to face each other, in the end the scoreboard would have never let you know that. Both pitcher’s seemed to be off from their normal self, and when it was over the Giants won 11-7.

For Game 5, Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee would be called upon again to lead their team. This time, it turned out to be everything that was expected. Both pitchers were nearly unhittable through 6 innings.

In the 7th inning one of the few Giants that has experienced the playoffs, Edgar Renteria ended the scoreless streak by hitting a 3-run home run to put the Giants ahead. The Giants were able to hold off the Rangers thanks to another inning of stellar pitching from Tim Lincecum and a 3 up, 3 down inning in the ninth by animated closer Brian Wilson to win the 2010 World Series.

Check out some of the images from the game below.

Ron Washington throws batting practice wearing the Nike Air Diamond Trainer.Ron Washington throws batting practice wearing the Nike Air Diamond Trainer.

Ian Kinsler warms up wearing the Reebok Zig Pulse II.Ian Kinsler warms up wearing the Reebok Zig Pulse II.

Tim Lincecum pitches wearing the upcoming Reebok Vero IV Low baseball cleats.Tim Lincecum pitches wearing the upcoming Reebok Vero IV Low baseball cleats.

Cliff Lee pitches wearing the Nike Zoom Coop V.Cliff Lee pitches wearing the Nike Zoom Coop V.

Michael Young wearing the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.Michael Young wearing the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.

Buster Posey wearing Under Armour catcher's gear.Buster Posey wearing Under Armour catcher’s gear.

Edgar Renteria hits a three run home run in the Nike Zoom Coop V.Edgar Renteria hits a three run home run in the Nike Zoom Coop V.

Cody Ross scores in the Nike Air Show Elite 2.Cody Ross scores in the Nike Air Show Elite 2.

Brian Wilson throws wearing the Wilson A2000 glove.Brian Wilson throws wearing the Wilson A2000 glove.

Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants celebrate.Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants celebrate.