Giants Overcome Texas In Playoffs
The six-run fifth inning propelled San Francisco Giants ahead of Rangers in Game 1 of playoffs series. Cliff Lee has been taken care of by the Giants who after a slow start, they overcame Texas at AT&T Park, San Francisco on Wednesday night. Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles in Giants’ 11-7 victory, but keying in the same time a six-run explosion. He would declare himself surprised by dominating Cliff Lee, who entered the game 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA in the postseason, and the rookie-image Rangers had last night. There were 11 extra-base hits, seven of which coming from the Giants who look confident now further.
Said Sanchez: “We weren’t too worried. We were actually surprisingly calm in there. We were able to get some things going. We still felt like we had a chance,” to mention that they got prepared for Cliff, probably the most dangerous man they face. “We know he’s one of the best pitchers in the game, especially in the postseason. We just wanted to attack him early,” added Sanchez. As for Lincecum, this improved to a 3-1 in the postseason. Juan Uribe produced a three-run homer in the fifth inning, the decisive one for Giants. Thus, San Francisco, which combined 18 runs, got to .231 batting average and 3.0 scoring one in ten of the previous postseason games. Statistics say that the Game 1 winner might win the World Series, this happening 11 times over the last 13 years. Only the fourth and seventh innings would remain scoreless. Texas score in each of the first two as the third belonged to the Giants who leveled 2-2. Furthermore, the fifth simply proved that Giants are better. Meanwhile, a shy performance would help Rangers score twice in the sixth inning that saw San Francisco waiting for the final. The eighth and the ninth saw both sides scoring three times each.
The sensational pitching put Giants into the victory, but they showed also cleverness in winning the one-run decisions. The game started with confusion as no one could guess which of the two sides would win it. Even Lincecum needed some time in order to repair his start errors. He was the one who let Michael Young escape a rundown. He was nailed for eight hits though. History was shaping as San Francisco, who haven’t won a World Series since moving to West, last scored six runs in one inning during the postseason back in 1937.11