Lincecum Leads Giants To World Series Crown
Nov. 1, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - Former Husky Tim Lincecum pitched eight innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out 10 to lead the San Francisco Giants a 3-1 win over Texas in game five of the World Series. The Giants won the Series, four games to one, to earn their first title since moving to San Francisco in 1954.
Lincecum, the 2008 and 2009 National League Cy Young Award winner, beat Cliff Lee head-to-head for the second time in the series, having picked up a victory in game one of the Series as well. Lincecum also beat Roy Halladay in the National League Championship Series and finished the postseason with a 4-1 record in five starts.
All totaled, he worked 37 innings in the postseason, allowing just 10 earned runs on 25 hits while striking out 43.
Monday night, he and Lee dueled until the seventh inning, when Series MVP Edgar Renteria hit a three-run homer to break the scoreless tie and give the Giants a 3-0 lead. Lincecum allowed his only run in the bottom of the seventh when Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer. Brian Wilson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to wrap up the victory.
Lincecum, a Liberty High graduate, pitched at Washington from 2004 to 2006. He was the Pac-10 Pitcher of the year as a freshman and as a junior and in 2006, he won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur pitcher.