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World Series Game 1: Giants chase Cliff Lee and lead, 8-2, after six-run fifth inning

October 27, 2010 |  6:59 pm

It appears Cliff Lee's postseason winning streak (and the Rangers' World Series Game 1 chances) has been battered to death by San Francisco's potent offense.

Lee was pulled with two out in the fifth inning after giving up three runs, but reliever Darren O'Day didn't fare any better, surrendering a three-run home run to Juan Uribe as San Francisco took an 8-2 lead heading into the sixth inning.

The Giants' Freddy Sanchez drove in the inning's first run, becoming the first player in World Series history to have three doubles in his first three at-bats. Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff then drove in runs with two out, prompting Texas Manager Ron Washington to pull Lee.

O'Day gave up the three-run home run to Uribe, but managed to strike out Andres Torres with two runners on to end the inning.

The Rangers went down in order in the top of the inning thanks, in part, to a spinning defensive stop by Uribe on a grounder by Michael Young.

So far, San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum has given up five hits and two earned runs while throwing  68 pitches.

Related: World Series Game 1: Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants, inning by inning

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Cliff Lee, left, heads to the dugout after being relieved during the fifth inning. Jason O. Watson / US PRESSWIRE