World Series Game 1, Rangers Vs. Giants: Cliff Lee Knocked Out In Fifth

Tim Lincecum looks to be settled in. He's retired 11 of the last 12 batters he's faced, and he set the Rangers down 1-2-3 in the top of the fifth. Nine pitches earned him a pop out and a pair of grounders.

That's great news for the Giants. Better news for the Giants is that, all of a sudden, they also have a big lead.

Lincecum started the bottom of the fifth with a groundout. But Andres Torres came up swinging, ripping a first-pitch cutter into left field for a one-out double.

And with the go-ahead run in scoring position, Freddy Sanchez stood in and came through yet again. Sanchez worked a 2-1 count and then crushed a high fastball into center field. The ball came down, Torres came around to score, and Sanchez arrived at second base with his third double of the game. That put the Giants on top 3-2.

And they weren't done there. After a strikeout, Pat Burrell drew a walk to put two runners on. Cody Ross then grounded a ball back up the middle and into center field for an RBI single.

Following that, Aubrey Huff ripped another single back up the middle to score Burrell from second. That put the Giants up 5-2, and brought Ron Washington out of the dugout to remove Cliff Lee from the game. In comes Darren O'Day, and here's Lee's line:

4.2 innings
8 hits
1 walk
7 strikeouts
104 pitches (69 strikes)

O'Day inherits two outs and men on first and second.

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