If the Giants go on to capture the franchise’s first championship in 56 years, and first since the club moved West from New York in 1958, Freddy Sanchez’s defense will be a big reason.
Looking to avoid a 0-2 World Series deficit, the Rangers hope to end their woes at AT&T Park and become the first team in the postseason to get the best of Giants starter Matt Cain on Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers, winning 11-7 on Wednesday night.
Bobby Cox’s first moments in retirement were no different than his 29 years as a major league manager. As always, his team came first.