Edgar Renteria had a homer and three RBIs, the Giants broke open a close game with seven runs in the eighth and Matt Cain tossed 7.2 innings of four-hit baseball to lift San Francisco to a 9-0 win over visiting Texas Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.
One night after a much-anticipated pitchers' duel between aces Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum failed to materialize, Cain and Texas starter C.J. Wilson matched zeroes through the first four innings before Renteria delivered a solo homer in the fifth to break the scoreless tie, and Juan Uribe added a run-scoring single in the seventh to make it a 2-0 game.
That was more than enough for Cain, who cruised, making quick work of Texas hitters — just one Rangers' hitter got as far as third on the evening. Relievers Javier Lopez and Guillermo Mota finished up for San Francisco, which posted its first postseason shutout since 1952.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien finished his post-game press conference Thursday by announcing that general manager Peter Chiarelli has decided that rookie phenom Tyler Seguin will be staying with the NHL team and not be heading back to juniors.
"He's here to stay," Julien announced. As a result, Seguin cannot be sent to Providence of the AHL and will remain part of the Bruins roster for his entire rookie season. Seguin scored his second NHL goal in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NHL teams have nine games to decide whether to send a rookie back to juniors while still holding his rights. The Bruins have liked what they've seen from Seguin so far, as the No. 2 overall pick in last June's draft has two goals and two assists in seven games.
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On a night the Bruins honored hall of famer Milt Schmidt, the team looked like the "Big Bad Bruins" that Schmidt put together in the 1970s and came away with a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.
Patrice Bergeron scored his first of the season on a slap shot from the top of the left circle on the power play with just 41 seconds left in the first period. Tyler Seguin collected his second career goal and first on home ice when he beat Toronto's Jonas Gustavsson at 12:26 of the second period.
Following the goal, the crowd - which booed each time former Bruin right wing Phil Kessel touched the puck - chanted "Thank you, Kessel." It was with the second pick acquired from Toronto in the Sept. 2009 trade the Bruins received the 2nd overall pick and selected Seguin in June's NHL Draft.
Tim Thomas stopped all 20 Toronto shots for his second...
Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield was named the 2010 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, honoring one player every year for excellence on and off the field. The 44-year-old's longstanding commitment to public service had earned him a nomination by the Red Sox on eight occasions. While the knuckleballer has 179 wins with the Red Sox (third most in franchise history) and 193 in his career, an All-Star berth and a pair of World Series rings, he said that the Clemente Award represented the pinnacle of his career.
“This is the ultimate. This is the highest [honor],” said Wakefield, who became familiar with Clemente's remarkable baseball and humanitarian accomplishments at the start of his career while in the Pirates organization. “I said earlier to some other people, this has nothing to do with baseball. I mean, it has nothing to do with your statistics or anything, it has to do with your character. You guys know me in...
The Elias Rankings, which is the formula used by Major League Baseball to determine if a free agent is a Type A (worth two draft picks in compensation) or Type B (one pick), were obtained by MLBTradeRumors.com on Thursday. Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez were ranked as Type A free agents, while David Ortiz, Jason Varitek and Felipe Lopez were rated as Type B free agents.
A team must offer a departing free agent arbitration -- and have the free agent reject the offer -- in order to receive compensation when the player signs with another team. A team that signs a Type A free agent will surrender its first-round pick to the team the player is leaving and also receive a supplemental pick (from MLB) in the "sandwich" round between the first and second rounds. A team that loses a Type B free agent only receives the supplemental selection....
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show