Giants Hammer Rangers in 11-7 Slugfest

I'm sorry, did someone order a pitcher's duel?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2010 6:39 AM CDT
Giants Hammer Lee in 11-7 Slugfest
Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly congratulates Juan Uribe after Uribe hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning, Oct. 27, 2010, in San Francisco.   (Eric Gay)

Cliff Lee. Tim Lincecum. With starters like that, Game One of the World Series was supposed to be a pitcher's duel. Instead, the normally light-hitting Giants tagged Lee for 6 runs amidst an 11-7 slugfest, the AP reports. Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, and Juan Uribe broke the game open with a three-run homer. "You never think you're going to have success against a pitcher like that," Sanchez said. "I think it's just baseball. That's the only thing you can say. This is a crazy game."

The game was tied at 2 until the fifth, when the Giants scored six runs, for their biggest postseason inning since 1937. "I was trying to make adjustments," said Lee. "I was up. I was down. I was in. I was out. I was trying to find it, and I was never really consistent with what I was doing." The defense behind him didn't help—the Rangers committed four errors for the first time since 2008. Lincecum, meanwhile, fared better, giving up four runs over 5 2/3; Texas scored its last three runs in the ninth before Brian Wilson came in to close out the game.
(More World Series 2010 stories.)

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