Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/10/12
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SAN FRANCISCO -- In a rematch of the 2010 World Series, the Texas Rangers exacted some revenge, pummeling Tim Lincecum, who was the winning pitcher in the deciding game 5 of that World Series. Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton each hit two-run doubles off Lincecum to take the rubber game of the series as the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on a warm Sunday afternoon. Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross, Mike Adams, and Joe Nathan combined on a three-hit shutout. Until this series, the Giants had not been shut out but they were blanked twice in three games. Lincecum hasn't exactly lived up to his nickname as "The Franchise." If anything, his struggles this season have hampered the Giants from taking the lead in the National League West. Lincecum (2-7) does not like pitching in warm weather and was tagged for five runs on nine hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings. He has lost his last five decisions and the Giants have gone only 2-11 in his 13 starts. Leading 1-0 in the four...
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