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Pitching duel on tap for Game 1 of World Series


Texas ace Cliff Lee looks to improve his career postseason record to 8-0 when the Rangers take on the host San Francisco Giants starting at 4:57 p.m. PDT. Of course, he'll have plenty of difficulty trying to out-pitch two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who enters the contest with a 1.93 earned-run average through three postseason starts.

Be sure to check back later on the Fabulous Forum for live updates from the game. You can also watch the game on FOX.

Here are Wednesday night's starting lineups:


For most of the season, Aubrey Huff batted third or fourth for the San Francisco Giants. He has not batted in a lower position since June 5.

However, Huff is batting .256 with no extra-base hits in postseason play, and he has not homered in his past 65 at-bats. With Lee starting for the Texas Rangers, the Giants dropped Huff to sixth for Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.

-- Austin Knoblauch and Bill Shaikin

Photo: World Series logo at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Credit: John G. Mabanglo / EPA

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