Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game One Win

CBS New York

By Sam McPherson

The San Francisco Giants like winning Game One of the World Series.

This is the fourth straight time now, dating back to 2002, the Giants have won the opener of the Fall Classic, and while it didn’t work out for them the first time 12 years ago against the then-Anaheim Angels, it certainly set them on the right path in 2010 and 2012. Of course, 25 years ago, San Francisco did not win the first game of the 1989 World Series, as the Oakland Athletics went on to sweep the Giants that October.

So, yes, all in all, you’d rather win Game One than lose it.

Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of one-run baseball, and the Giants scored three times in the first inning off James Shields on their way to a 7-1 win in Kansas City. This was the first time the Royals had lost a…

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