World Series update: Rangers lead, 1-0, after first inning
The two-time Cy Young Award winner managed to only give up one run after allowing four of the first five batters he faced to reach base.
Vladimir Guerrero drove in the game's first run on a comebacker that ricocheted off Lincecum's left foot, allowing Elvis Andrus to score from third. Andrus reached base on a leadoff single and moved to third on Michael Young's walk and Josh Hamilton groundout.
Lincecum escaped the inning when Giants third baseman Juan Uribe turned a 5-3 double play on a grounder by Ian Kinsler with the bases loaded.
Meanwhile, things have gone much smoother for Texas starter Cliff Lee. After striking out leadoff batter Andres Torres, San Francisco's Freddy Sanchez doubled on a perfectly placed broken-bat floater which landed on the inside portion of the first base line.
But the inning ended somewhat prematurely one batter later when Sanchez failed to tag up after Buster Posey flied out to right field. Ian Kinsler managed to field the tough catch and his throw beat Sanchez back to second after he slipped while backtracking from third base.
-- Austin Knoblauch
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press