ARLINGTON TX - OCTOBER 30: Starting pitcher Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Rangers Win First World Series Game In Team History, Beat Giants 4-2

Colby Lewis was brilliant in Game 3, pitching over seven innings allowing only two runs en route to a 4-2 win over the Giants. Mitch Moreland and Josh Hamilton both hit home runs.

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World Series Game 3: Rangers Respond, Beat Giants 4-2

The Texas Rangers cut their World Series deficit in half on Saturday night, defeating the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in Game 3 of the World Series.

Colby Lewis pitched very well, going seven and two thirds innings and allowing only two runs on five hits while striking out six batters. Lewis is now 3-0 in the postseason with all three wins coming in Arlington.

Mitch Moreland supplied the decisive hit, a three run home run in the second inning off of Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez, scoring Nelson Cruz and Bengie Molina.

Texas would take a 4-0 lead when Josh Hamilton added a solo home run off Sanchez in the fifth inning.

San Francisco drew closer late in the game. Cody Ross hit a solo home run off Lewis in the seventh inning and Andres Torres hit a solo blast in the eighth cutting the Rangers lead down to 4-2. With two outs in the eighth, Lewis hit Giants 1B Aubrey Huff in the foot with a pitch, bringing the tying run to the plate. Rangers manager Ron Washington elected to bring in Darren O’Day to face Buster Posey, who grounded out to shortstop, ending the threat.

Neftali Feliz recorded the first World Series save in Rangers franchise history, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning while striking out two.

The Rangers will look to even up the series tomorrow night when Tommy Hunter takes the mound against rookie lefthander Madison Bumgarner of the Giants. First pitch of Game 4 is slated for 8:20 PM EDT, 7:20 PM CDT.


Follow Game 3 Of The World Series Live

To follow Game 3 of the 2010 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants live, head over to Lone Star Ball and join the game thread. There should be plenty of discussion tonight as the Rangers have their backs up against the wall.


World Series Game 3 Rangers, Giants Lineups

The designated hitter is back in play as the World Series shifts from San Francisco to Arlington.

Bengie Molina and Vladimir Guerrero return to the Rangers lineup in Game 3. Molina did not start in Game 2 as Matt Treanor catches for C.J. Wilson. Guerrero is back at DH after starting Game 1 in right field. Guerrero did not start in Game 2.

The Giants have mixed up their lineup as well. With Colby Lewis, a right hander, on the mound for the Rangers, Aubrey Huff returns to the third spot in the lineup. Rookie catcher Buster Posey is bumped down to the clean up spot.

Andres Torres, CF
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Aubrey Huff, 1B
Buster Posey, C
Pat Burrell, LF
Cody Ross, RF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Pablo Sandoval, DH
Edgar Renteria, SS

Jonathan Sanchez, SP

Elvis Andrus, SS
Michael Young, 3B
Josh Hamilton, CF
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Nelson Cruz, LF
Ian Kinsler, 2B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Bengie Molina, C
Mitch Moreland, 1B

Colby Lewis, SP


World Series Game 3: Rangers, Colby Lewis Look For First World Series Win

The Texas Rangers find themselves with their backs up against the wall already in the World Series. The San Francisco Giants hold a commanding 2-0 series lead as the Fall Classic shifts to Arlington.

Texas will send right hander Colby Lewis to the mound as they look for their first win of the World Series. Lewis last pitched in the decisive Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees when he allowed just one earned run in eight innings and allowed only three hits and three walks while striking out seven.

The Rangers will need Lewis to be just as sharp tonight against the Giants. San Francisco has outscored Texas 20-7 in the first two games of the World Series.

The Giants will send lefthander Jonathan Sanchez to the mound. Sanchez has pitched well in the postseason so far. In three appearances, Sanchez has logged 15.1 innings and allowed only five earned runs while striking out 19. 

With the series now back in Arlington, the designated hitter will be back in play. This means that Vladimir Guerrero will be in the starting lineup as the designated hitter - and not in right field committing two errors or on the bench as he was in Game 2.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has stated that Pablo Sandoval will serve as the Giants designated hitter.

The must-win Game 4 for the Rangers is slated to begin at 6:57 EDT, 5:57 CDT. Televised coverage can be found on FOX.

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