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Lee Surrenders Game One of the World Series

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Masterful Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee is human after all. Game one of the 2010 World Series on Wednesday was anticipated to be a low-scoring contest dominated by the pitching of Lee and the Giants’ Tim Lincecum. In eight previous postseason outings, Lee was in command of the mound and the game. The Giants were swinging the bat well and Lee was uncharacteristically unable to put the ball where he wanted, giving up six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched.

The Giants’ 11-7 victory was marred by errors on both sides of the ball, four of them by the Rangers. At this level of play, the team that makes the least mistakes has the best chance of winning. The Giants are embracing the role of the underdog but based on their performance over the course of the season, they cannot expect to hit again like they did on Wednesday. Then again, if Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff continues to wear that red rally thong, who knows what to expect. You can see game two on FOX tonight at 7:30 ET

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