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One-dimensional Rangers start out flat

World Series newbies get bats going but falter with pitching, defense in loss to Giants

Updated: October 28, 2010, 8:41 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Count on slugger Josh Hamilton to summarize the Texas Rangers' 11-7 loss in Game 1 of the World Series with a simple thought.

"You have to do three things to win games: hit, play defense and pitch," Hamilton said. "We got some hits, but we didn't play defense that great or pitch that well."

In other words, the Rangers were 1-for-3. And that's not good enough to win postseason games, especially in the World Series against a San Francisco Giants team that ...

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