World Series

Giants Take Game 1, 11-7

Your move, Texas: The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 11-7 in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Giants had an early lead, but the Rangers tied the game at two runs apiece by the bottom of the fifth inning. The Giants broke ahead at the bottom of the fifth, scoring six runs and taking an 8-2 lead. The high score was particularly surprising since both starting pitchers were past Cy Young Award winners, and Texas pitcher Cliff Lee—charged with seven runs—had a 0.75 ERA for the season. Despite a 55-year drought since their last World Series victory, the Giants have been on a role this postseason, and their chances of being World Series champions just got even brighter: The Game 1 winner has gone on to win the Fall Classic in 11 of the last 13 years.