After a shaky pair of early innings, Tim Lincecum settled down in the third, putting the Rangers away 1-2-3 on just eight pitches. That brought the Giants bats back to the plate, and this time, they were able to do some damage against Cliff Lee. So much damage that we're all tied up.
Starting things off, Edgar Renteria pulled a grounder to Michael Young's left at third base. Young was unable to come up with the ball cleanly, and by the time he picked it up, he didn't have a play. Renteria reached safely.
Lincecum followed by popping up a bunt attempt, but then Andres Torres stood in and got hit by an inside pitch in the arm. The hit batsman was just Lee's second all season long, and it gave the Giants a pair of baserunners.
And they cashed in. Freddy Sanchez ripped a ball into the left-center gap for his second double of the game, scoring Renteria from second. And then Buster Posey hit a soft line drive over Elvis Andrus' head at short, scoring Torres from third.
That tied the game up, and the Giants still had men on the corners with one out. But Lee settled down, freezing both Pat Burrell and Cody Ross for consecutive strikeouts. It was a good job of bouncing back, and the Giants may go on to regret wasting an opportunity to add on, but for now, they'll be happy with the tie.