LIANE HANSEN, Host:
The Texas Rangers earn their first ever World Series victory with a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas last night. NPR's Mike Pesca is there. Hey, Mike.
MIKE PESCA: Hello.
HANSEN: They're alive. You know, I don't want to say a must-win game. So, the Giants were up two games to nothing going into the game. The Rangers really had to win to stay in, right?
PESCA: As Michael Young, the longest tenured Texas Ranger said, I don't really think a game's must-win until one team has three wins. That said, the facts are facts and no team's ever come back down three games to none in a World Series. So, the Rangers knew what they had to do to really make this a World Series. It is their first and why have the series end before it begins.
AL MVP: And we should also note that an unheralded Rangers pitcher, Colby Lewis, was amazing and he kept the Giants off the board for most of the game. And he's now 3-0 with an ERA under 2.00 this postseason.
HANSEN: So, you know, momentum's only as good as the next day's pitchers. Who's on the mound tonight?
PESCA: So, things have been a little bit inverted. And if we get through this game, the Texas crowd, who is just so excited to be playing in the World Series, especially because the Dallas Cowboys have been awful this year, they'll be very excited if it's a 2-2 game and if the Texas bats can stay alive tonight.
HANSEN: NPR's Mike Pesca is covering the World Series in Arlington, Texas. Mike, thank you very much.
PESCA: You're welcome.
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