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World Series Game 2: Rangers, C.J. Wilson Look To Even Series

In Game 1 of the World Series, the bats dominated in an 11-7 San Francisco win. Tonight, C.J. Wilson will look to reverse that and pitch the Rangers to a win and even up the World Series at a game a piece.

The Rangers bullpen pitched over three innings of work in Game 1 was starting pitcher Cliff Lee was unable to escape the fifth inning while giving up seven runs. 

Wilson has posted a 1-1 record so far in the 2010 postseason, with his win coming in ALDS Game 2 against the Rays in Tampa Bay. He last pitched on October 20 in ALCS Game 5, pitching five innings while giving up six runs on six hits and four walks. He was charged with the loss.

Wilson, a California native, will be making his first career appearance in AT&T Park tonight.

Matt Cain will start for San Francisco as the Giants look to take a commanding 2-0 World Series lead. Cain has started two games so far in the playoffs, totaling 13.2 innings while allowing only nine hits and five walks while striking out 11. He's allowed only an unearned run so far in the playoffs.

Texas will need better output out of their lineup tonight even despite scoring seven runs last night. Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero combined to go 1-12 with two walks last night. Only Bengie Molina and Mitch Moreland were the only Rangers to record multi-hit games.

Freddy Sanchez became the first person in World Series history to double in his first three at bats last night. He finished the game with four hits. Sanchez and first baseman Aubrey Huff combined for seven of the Giants 14 hits in Game 1.

First pitch is slated for 7:57 PM EDT, 4:57 PM PDT. Televised coverage can be found on FOX.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.