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World Series Game 1: Giants lead mistake-prone Rangers, 11-4, heading into ninth

October 27, 2010 |  8:15 pm

If the Rangers fail to pull off an improbable rally in the ninth inning, they can add sloppy baserunning to list of reasons why they lost Game 1 of the World Series.

San Francisco takes a 11-4 lead in to the ninth following a pair of fielding errors by Vladimir Guerrero, above, and a baserunning folly by Ian Kinsler.

Guerrero misplayed a routine hopper by Edgar Renteria, allowing the single to be stretched into a triple.Travis Ishikawa then drove in Renteria on the next at-bat with a double to deep left field.

Guerrero then picked up his second error of the inning when he mishandled a run-scoring single by Freddy Sanchez.

Sanchez, who has four doubles and three RBIs on the night, later scored the final run of the inning when Nate Schierholtz laced a single into center field off Texas reliever Michael Kirkman.

But the Rangers' gaffes didn't stop there.

During the top half of the eighth, Ian Kinsler pivoted turned toward second base instead of running straight down the firstbase line. By the time he realized his baserunning folly and tried to dive back toward first, Aubrey Huff tagged him out.

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

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images