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Tim Lincecum gets the job done

Giants ace just good enough to overcome Cliff Lee, Rangers in Game 1

Originally Published: October 27, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum isn't accustomed to playing second fiddle -- or any other instrument in the band. But this is how things work when you're the gaunt, stone-faced, long-haired afterthought in the World Series Game 1 pitching matchup, and the other guy is Sandy Koufax revisited.

Most of the pre-Series attention focused on the Texas Rangers' Cliff Lee, and Lincecum had to settle for the publicity scraps. Not that he really cared. His teammates have faith that ...

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