In the all-California World Series the Anaheim Angels outslugged the San Francisco Giants 11-to-10 at Anaheim's Edison Field, to even the series at one game apiece. Tim Salmon's second home-run of the night, a two-one shot in the eighth inning off Giant reliever Felix Rodriguez, was the game winner.
Barry Bonds belted a monstrous solo homer with two out in the ninth inning to pull the Giants to within one, but Troy Percival nailed down the final out and the Angels have their first World Series victory in the franchise's 42-year history.
The teams combined for 28 hits in the game, including six home-runs. The Angels led by scores of five-nothing and seven to four, only to see the Giants rally with four runs in the fifth, to take a nine-seven lead. Still, the San Francisco bullpen was unable to hold it, and the Angels tie up this World Series at one-one by winning Game 2.
The series now shifts north to San Francisco for Game 3 , Tuesday.