One of the most anticipated pitching matchups in World Series history did not deliver the outstanding performances fans expected.
Texas Rangers’ starter, former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee, gave up eight hits and six earned runs in four and two-thirds innings of work. Lee suffered the first loss of his postseason career.
San Francisco Giants’ starter, former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, also struggled. Lincecum allowed eight hits, two walks, and four earned runs in five and two-thirds innings. Despite his Game 1 difficulties, Lincecum earned the win thanks to the Giants’ offensive explosion.
San Francisco’s offense was led by Freddie Sanchez, who was four-for-five with three RBIs and two runs scored, and Aubrey Huff, who was three-for-four with an RBI and run scored. Juan Uribe delivered a home run for the Giants.
The Rangers’ offense was led by Bengie Molina and Mitch Moreland who each contributed two hits in a losing effort.
The Giants 11-7 victory gives San Francisco a 1-0 lead in the 2010 World Series and allows them to maintain home field advantage.
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http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_10_27_texmlb_sfnmlb_1 “Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants ‘” October 27, 2010″ MLB.com. Retrieved October 31, 2010.