Baseball: Giants cruise to two-game lead

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The Independent Online

The Texas Rangers vowed to make the best use of home-turf advantage after being humiliated by the San Francisco Giants 9-0 in Game Two on Thursday evening to fall 2-0 behind in the best-of-seven World Series.

The Rangers dug themselves into a deep hole as their relievers unravelled in an ugly eighth inning that yielded seven runs, leaving a sombre mood in their locker room as jubilant Giants fans chanted: "Sweep, sweep, sweep."

The series now shifts to Texas for the next three games, the first of which is tonight, and third baseman Michael Young promised a Rangers revival. "There's no need for us to change anything," Young said. "We just need to produce different results."