Renton native, and former University of Washington star, Tim Lincecum clinched the World Series for the San Fransisco Giants tonight in Texas, throwing eight innings of one-run ball. Lincecum was 2-0 in the World Series, defeating Texas Rangers ace, and former Seattle Mariner, Cliff Lee twice -- in game one and tonight's deciding game five.â†µ
For the Giants, the World Series win was their first since 1954. In addition to Lincecum, the Giants received solid outings from Matt Cain -- a shutout in game two -- and a surprise performance from Madison Bumgarner -- a shutout in game four. San Fransisco shortstop Edgar Renteria hit the go-ahead solo homerun and later added a two-run single off Lee, earning the World Series MVP honors for his efforts.â†µ
In addition to his newly acquired World Series ring, Lincecum has also won two Cy Young awards in his first three seasons in the major leagues. Not a bad first three years for the local boy.