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Giants Hammer Rangers in 11-7 Slugfest

I'm sorry, did someone order a pitcher's duel?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 6:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Cliff Lee. Tim Lincecum. With starters like that, Game One of the World Series was supposed to be a pitcher's duel. Instead, the normally light-hitting Giants tagged Lee for 6 runs amidst an 11-7 slugfest, the AP reports. Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, and Juan Uribe broke the game open with a three-run homer. "You never think you're going to have success against a pitcher like that," Sanchez said. "I think it's just baseball. That's the only thing you can say. This is a crazy game."

The game was tied at 2 until the fifth, when the Giants scored six runs, for their biggest postseason inning since 1937. "I was trying to make adjustments," said Lee. "I was up. I was down. I was in. I was out. I was trying to find it, and I was never really consistent with what I was doing." The defense behind him didn't help—the Rangers committed four errors for the first time since 2008. Lincecum, meanwhile, fared better, giving up four runs over 5 2/3; Texas scored its last three runs in the ninth before Brian Wilson came in to close out the game.
(Read more World Series 2010 stories.)

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