Giants win first World Series since 1954

Arlington, TX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are World

Series champions for the first time since 1954 when the franchise

was known as the New York Giants.

Edgar Renteria's three-run home run and Tim Lincecum's

stellar pitching gave the Giants the title after

San Francisco closed out Texas 3-1 to win the series in five games.

Lincecum shut down the Giants on three hits, striking out 10 in his

eight innings. The only Texas run came on a home run by Nelson Cruz

in the seventh.

Lincecum outdueled Texas ace Cliff Lee for the second time in

the series. It was a scoreless pitcher's duel for six innings

before Renteria connected in the top of the seventh. Lincecum and

closer Brian Wilson made it hold up to give San Francisco its first

World Series crown since the Giants moved there in 1958.

Pitching is the reason San Francisco won. The Rangers, one of

baseball's highest-scoring teams in the regular season, managed

just five runs over the final four games.