San Francisco at Anaheim, Game 7

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October 27, 2002

Game 7 proved to be anticlimactic after the drama of Game 6. The Giants scored the first run on a sacrifice, but the Angels responded with a run-scoring double from catcher Bengie Molina and a 3-run double to right field from left fielder Garret Anderson to open a 4-1 lead. Rookie starting pitcher John Lackey maintained that lead. In the 9th inning, closer Troy Percival provided some tense moments as he opened the inning by putting two Giants on base, with only one out. But Tsuyoshi Shinjo - the first Japanese player in a World Series game - struck out swinging, and Kenny Lofton, also representing the tying run, flied out to Darin Erstad in right-center field to end the Series. The Angels won Game 7, 4-1, to claim their franchise's first and so far only World Series Championship.[1]

Team

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R

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San Francisco

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1

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1

6

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Anaheim

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3

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X

4

5

0

W: John Lackey (1-0)   L: Livan Hernandez (0-2)  S: Troy Percival (3)

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