World Series Game 1, Rangers Vs. Giants: Santiago Casilla Preserves Lead

The Rangers thought they had a little something going, when they pushed two across against Tim Lincecum in the top of the sixth, but Santiago Casilla was able to come in out of the bullpen and shut down their rally.

That took us into the bottom half, when Alexi Ogando came in and made quick work of the Giants. Following a lineout, Ogando got both Buster Posey and Pat Burrell to strike out to send this game to the seventh.

For the seventh, Casilla returned to the mound to face the Rangers' 2-3-4. He got Michael Young to ground out and Josh Hamilton to fly out, bringing him just one out away from a scoreless frame. Vladimir Guerrero then sent a sharp groundball to first, where it took a funny bounce away from Aubrey Huff, allowing Guerrero to reach. If the error got to Casilla, though, it didn't show, and Nelson Cruz hit a soft liner to Freddy Sanchez at second to end it.

It's 8-4 Giants going into the stretch, and their odds of taking a 1-0 series advantage are looking very, very high.

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