Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria came up huge for San Francisco in the World Series to earn MVP honors. He bashed a 3-run home run to break a scoreless Game 5 in the 7th inning. Cliff Lee had been relatively unhittable at the time, matching scoreless frames with Tim Lincecum until Renteria caught him with the big blast. He did it with two outs in the inning and after Pat Burrell struck out for the second of three times in his 0-for-4 game.
Renteria went 8-for-18 in the five game series with six RBIs. In addition to his monstrous Game 5 home run, Renteria also went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs in Game 2, coming up with a solo home run to put them on the board in the 5th and a two-run single in the 8th. He went 1-for-3 in Game 1 with two runs scored and he even had three hits in the Game 4 win. Renteria’s final World Series stats was a .412 batting average, 1.209 OPS, two home runs, and six RBIs.
Who would have ever expected Edgar Renteria would end up as the World Series MVP for the Giants? Nobody could have guessed it, but now Giants fans will never forget him just like Marlins fans will always remember his 1997 World Series-winning hit.
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