2010 World Series Game 1: Giants vs Rangers | Giants win Game 1, 11-7

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This 2010 MLB World Series will be the 106th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The Fall Classic is a best-of-seven playoff which will be played between the champions of the National League and the American League, San Francisco Giants against Texas Rangers.

World Series Game 1 – Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants
When: Wednesday, 7:57 PM ET, October 27, 2010
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

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In the Year of the Pitcher, you must also have the Postseason of the Pitcher. October 2010 has followed the script, right into the World Series.

Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Wednesday night at AT&T Park will fittingly offer Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants against Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers.

For the record, Lincecum is a two-time National League Cy Young Award winner and Lee is currently the dominant postseason pitcher, with a record of 7-0 and a 1.26 ERA over the last two postseasons.

Pitching becomes even more paramount every October, but this postseason has been a festival of superior pitching and splendid pitching matchups. Roy Halladay’s no-hitter for the Phillies in the NL Division Series against the Reds set the appropriate tone.

Lee was matched against Rays ace David Price in Game 1 of the American League Division Series and won. Lee was matched against Price again in the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS and won again. Then in Game 3 of the ALCS, Lee was matched against Andy Pettitte of the Yankees, the all-time leader in postseason victories with 19. Lee produced a postseason gem — eight shutout innings, two hits, one walk and 13 strikeouts — against baseball’s leading offense. He would have gone in Game 7 of the ALCS, but the Rangers had the good sense to win in six, thus making Lee available for another Game 1 start.

The Giants stopped a very good Phillies offense to get here. The Rangers stopped an even better Yankees offense to get here. San Francisco has a 2.47 ERA in this postseason. Texas has a 2.76 ERA.

So it is no surprise when the Game 1 focus has been primarily on the pitchers. Even Lee, when asked what is dangerous about the Giants, did not do the traditional “every Major Leaguer with a bat in his hands is dangerous,” and instead honestly focused upon San Francisco’s pitchers.

Game 1 of the World Series will have the focus right where it ought to be for a game of this significance — on the starting pitchers. Lincecum and Lee, two of the game’s best, are going. The Year of the Pitcher has a maximum of seven games left, and this is exactly how it should conclude.  (Source: MLB)

So, who will be the champion? The best-of-seven playoff starts in San Francisco with the Giants given home advantage by virtue of the National League’s win over the American Leagues in the All Star Game last July 13, 2010.

So, Watch World Series Game 1 Giants vs Rangers live on FOX. Giants vs Rangers Game 1 2010 World Series live stream online can also be seen on MLB and some video streaming sites such as justin.tv, ustream.tv and others.

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UPDATE: SF Giants took Game 1 of the 2010 World Series Baseball against the Rangers, 11-7. San Francisco dominated Texas in the game. Giants lead the series 1-0.

For Game 2, go to World Series Game 2 Giants vs Rangers

For Game 3, go to World Series Game 3 Giants vs Rangers

For Game 4, go to World Series Game 4 Giants vs Rangers

For Game 5, go to World Series Game 5 Giants vs Rangers

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The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers.

Freddy Sanchez sprayed balls down the lines. Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff hit line drives up the middle. Juan Uribe launched a shot far, far over the wall.

So much for the unbeatable Mr. Lee. The Giants battered him and the bullpen, with Sanchez hitting three doubles and keying a six-run burst in an 11-7 romp Wednesday night that looked even more lopsided.

What shaped up as a pitchers’ duel between Tim Lincecum and Lee quickly deteriorated into a rout. By the end, the Rangers played like the World Series rookies they are — they made four errors, Ian Kinsler took a mistaken turn around first base and manager Ron Washington may have waited too late to pull his ace.

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds had plenty to cheer for from his seat next to the San Francisco dugout, especially when a tie game suddenly became an 8-2 thumping in the fifth inning. Rangers president and part-owner Nolan Ryan sat there glumly in a suit and tie, his prized pitcher a wreck.

Added up, the Giants improved to 10-0 against Texas at AT&T Park. Showers are in the forecast for Game 2 on Thursday night when Matt Cain and his 0.00 ERA in two playoff start takes on C.J. Wilson and the Rangers.

The Rangers did late damage, scoring three times in the ninth. Nelson Cruz hit a two-out, two-run double off Brian Wilson before the Fear the Beard closer finished it off. (Source: ESPN)

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