Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

World Series Game 1: Giants defeat Rangers, 11-7

Worldseries-winlazf8unc
Freddy Sanchez drove in three runs off three doubles and Juan Uribe hit a three-run home run as the Giants defeated the Rangers, 11-7, in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.

San Francisco used a six-run fifth inning to chase  Texas ace Cliff Lee and break up his streak of seven consecutive postseason victories. Texas also committed four errors, ruining their chances of mounting a comeback late in the game.

The much-anticipated pitching duel between Lee and Tim Lincecum never really got going. Lee pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and six earned runs while striking out seven. Lincecum got the win, allowing eight hits and four earned runs over 5 2/3 innings.

The Giants led, 11-4, heading into the ninth inning, but reliever Jeremy Affeldt and closer Brian Wilson gave up a combined three runs with two outs. Wilson got Ian Kinsler to pop out to end the game.  

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

We'll have more from the World Series soon at latimes.com/sports.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: