Giants Batter Lee, Rangers 11-7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Freddy Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants

chased Cliff Lee early, roughing up the postseason ace for an 11-7

victory over the Texas Rangers in the World Series opener Wednesday


Tim Lincecum won the marquee matchup between Cy Young Award

winners, though neither pitcher was sharp. Lee entered 7-0 with a

1.26 ERA in eight postseason starts but allowed seven runs _ six

earned _ in 4 2-3 innings.

Sanchez doubled three times in the first five innings and

finished with three RBIs. The Giants knocked Lee out of the game

during a six-run fifth that was capped by Juan Uribe’s three-run

homer off Darren O’Day.

San Francisco, which trailed 2-0, went ahead on Sanchez’s

run-scoring double in the fifth and spoiled Texas’ World Series