World Series Game 5: Rangers Ace Cliff Lee to Square Off Against Tim Lincecum
The Game 5 mound matchup will feature two of the finest pitchers in the game.
Left-hander Cliff Lee will take to the hill for the Texas Rangers hoping to keep their season alive, while two-time defending NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will get the ball for the Giants again hoping to outduel Lee, as he did in Game 1.
Lee, who despite allowing eight hits and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings in his Game 1 loss to the Giants last week, still boasts one of the best postseason lines of any pitcher in baseball history: a 7-1 record in nine starts with a 1.96 ERA and 48 hits allowed and 74 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched.
But this could very well be Lee's last start for the Rangers, as the 32-year-old is set to become a free agent following the season.
"I get a chance to redeem myself against the team that actually put it to me pretty good last time," Lee told ESPN.com. "I'm looking forward to it … it's basically my last start of the season."
Lincecum, who wasn't at his best in Game 1 (allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings) yet escaped with a victory, will look to close out the Giants' third straight postseason series on the road.
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