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

October 27, 2010 |  8:36 pm

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

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-- Austin Knoblauch

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