Some Texas Rangers warm up under a cloudy sky before Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in San Francisco.
Like a painting
The San Francisco skies provided a dramatic backdrop for Game Two of the 2010 MLB World Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 28, 2010.
Second time's a charm
Giants center fielder Andres Torres caps the scoring with an RBI double to left in the eighth inning as San Francisco exploded for seven runs in the inning en route to the 9-0 win in Game 2. Torres had actually led off the inning by striking out, but the Giants batted around — scoring all seven runs with two outs.
This move didn't turn out well
Darren O'Day is removed from the game in the eighth inning by Rangers manager Ron Washington during what became a seven-run eighth inning. Amazingly, O'Day struck out the inning's first two batters before Buster Posey singled, leading to this pivotal pitching change.
Fired up fannies
Giants fans get loud in the eighth inning against the Rangers in Game 2. The Giants are trying to win their first World Series since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958.
Case of the dropsies
Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria fails to tag out Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus on a steal of second with one out in the eighth inning. However, the Andrus was stranded there as Michael Young and Josh Hamilton were retired on fly outs.
I'll slide anyway
Giants OF Cody Ross slides safely into home in front of Rangers catcher Matt Treanor in the seventh inning to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. Ross scored from second on a single by Game 1 hero Juan Uribe.
Hey Buster, hold on to the bat!
Giants catcher Buster Posey loses his bat while striking out during the sixth inning of Game 2. Posey finished 1-for-4 with one run scored.
Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler slams his helmet after flying out during the sixth inning of Game 2, stranding two runners.
How'd I miss that?
Giants outfielder Cody Ross fails to make a diving catch on a ball hit by Josh Hamilton in the sixth inning. But Ross was able to keep the ball from skipping by, a huge play that held Hamilton to a single and holding the lead runner at second base (neither runner scored in the inning).
Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria (No. 16) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a tiebreaking solo home run in the fifth inning, scoring the game's first run.
Calm before the storm
Edgar Renteria waits on deck in the fifth inning against the Rangers.
From the cheap seats
A wide view of Game 2 of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Giants will return home to host Games 6 and 7, if necessary.
Life is a whirl
Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson throws a pitch during the second inning of Game 2.
Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson lays down a sacrifice bunt against Giants starter Matt Cain in the third inning. However, Cain retired the next hitter (Elvis Andrus) to escape the threat.
Don't blow it
Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson reacts in the first inning against the Giants. Wilson carried a shutout into the fifth until the Giants scored first.
Kiss for luck
Rangers third baseman Michael Young kisses his bat during batting practice before Game 2. Young went 0-for-4 in his World Series debut in Game 1.
Jets do a fly-over at AT&T Park before Game 2 of the World Series.
Rangers president Nolan Ryan stands, hand over heart, during the national anthem before Game 2. The MLB's strikeout king and Hall of Famer reached the World Series just once in his playing days, back in 1969 with the New York Mets.
He would be proud
Roberto Clemente's widow Vera smiles as she stands by Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, recipient of the MLB's 2010 Roberto Clemente Award before Game 2 of the World Series.
What's up, G?
Rangers star center fielder Josh Hamilton waves before Game 2. The Rangers are counting on Hamilton's big bat to help even the series at 1-1.
Giants batting helmets sit ready in the San Francisco dugout before Game 2. Somehow a lineup that scored four runs or less in 16 of its previous 17 games piled on Rangers' pitching for 11 runs in Game 1.
Back in the cage
Rangers outfielder/designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero takes batting practice before Game 2 at AT&T Park on October 28, 2010 in San Francisco. After a sketchy performance in right field in Game 1, Guererro was benched for Game 2 by Rangers manager Ron Washington.
Giants outfielder Cody Ross stretches before Game 2. Ross, baseball's biggest surprise hero during this year's playoffs, went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in Game 1.
Don't accuse Rangers manager Ron Washington of feeling the pressure just because Texas lose the World Series opener Wednesday.
Work never sleeps
Giants Game 1 victorious starting pitcher Tim Lincecum loosens up before Game 2 of the World Series. While Lincecum did not pitch his best, he helped the Giants steal Game 1 from the favored Rangers.
A pair of Texas Rangers warm up under a cloudy sky before Game 2 in San Francisco.
Paint those corners
Texas Rangers grounds crew personnel paint the World Series logo down the third base line at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Thursday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers are scheduled to host the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the baseball series on Saturday.