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Giants Crush Angels, Take 3-2 World Series Lead


The San Francisco Giants pounded the Anaheim Angels sixteen to four in the fifth game of the World Series, giving the Giants a 3- games-to-2 lead in the best of seven series.

Game five reversed the World Series' dynamics. It's now the Angels wondering how to stop the Giants offense instead of the other way around.

The Giants got three runs in the first inning; three more in the third. The Angels came back with three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.

The score 6-4, the Giants were losing their breathing space, and that's when the team's bats exploded. Second baseman Jeff Kent hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the sixth. Centerfielder Kenny Lofton's booming triple in the seventh scored two more. Then Jeff Kent hit another two run homer.

To top it off, Giants' shortstop Rich Aurilia hit a three run homer in the eighth. The Giants' 16 runs ties the world series record set by the New York Yankees in 1956.

Game six, Saturday night, will be in Anaheim.

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