The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers, winning 11-7 on Wednesday night.
Both of Bengie Molina’s teams are in the spotlight. “It’s going to be a very happy World Series for Bengie Molina,” he said. “I’m going to try to enjoy it as much as I can.”
The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants realize any streaks or records mean little now. It’s the World Series, and anything is possible.
Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the Philadelphia Phillies alive in the NL championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
Facing elimination, Roy Halladay and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies look to prevent Tim Lincecum and the Giants from reaching the World Series in Game 5 on Thursday.
With pitchers ruling these playoffs, Matt Cain made it six shutouts — a half-dozen, count ’em! — in only 22 games this postseason.
Lincecum outdueled Roy Halladay, Cody Ross hit a pair of solo homers and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Tim Lincecum pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 in a dazzling performance, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in Game 1 of their NL division series Thursday night.
With all the matchups set after Game No. 162 — no tiebreakers necessary this year — baseball launches into the postseason Wednesday.