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Edgar Renteria's 3-run homer puts Giants up

11/1/2010

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The San Francisco Giants just moved closer to capturing the franchise's first World Series in 56 years.

Edgar Renteria, with two out and runners on second and third drove Cliff Lee's bread-and-butter pitch, his cutter, into the left-center field bleachers, giving the Giants Tim Lincecum a 3-0 lead.

The inning started badly for Lee, who gave up a lead-off single to Cody Ross and then another to Juan Uribe. Aubrey Huff nailed his first career sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third. But, Pat Burrell couldn't get the job done, striking out on the seventh pitch of the at-bat.

That brought up Renteria, who was batting .429 in the World Series entering Game 5. The blast was his second home run of the series.