Ex-Cub Ryan Theriot stars in Giants' World Series victory

Ezra Shaw

The former Cub, who played a key role in the San Francisco Giants' series-clinching win on Sunday, has snagged a pair of World Series rings since leaving Chicago.

Former Chicago Cub Ryan Theriot has had an incredible streak of good fortune since leaving the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, nabbing two consecutive World Series titles, in 2011 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and this year with the San Francisco Giants.

The 32-year-old veteran infielder played a key role in Sunday night's 4-3 series-clinching win over the Detroit Tigers, getting the start at designated hitter, leading off the top of the 10th inning with a base hit and scoring the winning run on a base hit by Marco Scutaro.

After the Cardinals chose not to re-sign Theriot following the 2011 season, he signed with the Giants as a second baseman. Halfway through the season Theriot was relegated to the bench when the Giants landed Scutaro in a trade with the Colorado Rockies. Ironically, the two players teamed up to give the Giants their second World Series win in the past three years.

Theriot was almost speechless after the Giants win, telling the Chicago Tribune, "Words can't describe it," he said. "It's such a long season, but being the last one standing makes it all worth it."

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