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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fans jumped up and down, shaking orange pompoms, waving scarves and chanting "Sweep! Sweep!"
While the Giants are looking more and more like a baseball juggernaut, they're only halfway to their first World Series title in 56 years. They hope to wrap it up on the road.
"We've just got to take that confidence and some of the good approaches that we've had into these last two games and take them down to Texas with us," Matt Cain said after Thursday night's 9-0 win over the Texas Rangers gave San Francisco a 2-0 Series lead.
Cain pitched 7 2-3 innings and combined with his bullpen on a four-hitter, and Edgar Renteria reprised his October success with a home run and three RBIs.
While the Giants had the best ERA in the majors during the regular season, they were just 17th in runs — the fewest among the eight postseason teams. Yet San Francisco has outscored Texas 20-7 and outhit the Rangers .314 to .227. The Giants' offense is picking up speed faster than a cable car heading down Nob Hill.
"We've put ourselves in a good situation," said Cain, who hasn't allowed an earned run in the postseason.
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