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Strickland up in SFG pen.
Lopez to start the 8th.
Ezeli sends Jared Cunningham away.
Festus Ezeli playing in a basketball game again.
Ezeli is checking in for the first time in 17 months.
Lopez back up throwing. If Bumgarner's out, it'll be Lopez to start the 8th.
Mo Speights picks up his third foul, and Steve Kerr calls a timeout to figure out what he's going to do at center.
And now they sit down.
Lopez and Machi getting up in SFG pen.
Marreese Speights off the bench instead.
Mo Speights is in for Ognjen Kuzmic, who has two fouls. Steve Kerr said he'll try to use Festus Ezeli late in the second quarter.
Bumgarner back out for the 7th. Nobody up in the bullpen yet, but some moving around.
Ognjen Kuzmic has two quick fouls. Andrew Bogut out sick. Festus Ezeli time?
Some massive over-thinking about Lincecum going on here. He's the 12th pitcher. That's it. This is not a charity, it's a World Series.
The Warriors' jumbotron shows the Giants score, and the Warriors' fans have their first real reason to cheer tonight.
Matt Barnes inbounded the ball off the bottom of the backboard & right to Steph Curry at the three-point line. Of course, he made the shot.
Quick change: J.J. Redick replaces Jamal Crawford in the starting lineup.
#55 is in. Tim Collins for KC.
By much bigger, I mean 9-0, 10-0, something like that. If not, there is no chance I'd put Lincecum in. Maybe not even then.
Nate Thurmond is at midcourt to present Andre Iguodala with his trophy for being selected to the first-team All-Defense team in 2013-14.
That foul ball almost got Giants PR man Jim Moorehead in the press box. He was ready.
Duffy at 50 pitches. DEFINITELY unavailable tomorrow, no sure thing to be available for Game 3 on Friday.
Brandon Rush out after an MRI exam revealed a sacral stress reaction.
GSW vs. LAC starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee, Kuzmic; LAC -- Cunningham, Crawford, Barnes, Hawes, Jordan. Out: Bogut (ill).
Andrew Bogut has an illness and is not with the team, as Ognjen Kuzmic will start.
Yesterday Righetti said a reason Bumgarner has stayed so strong this deep into October is that he started throwing more curves this summer.
67 mph again. That is new Bumgarner.
Shields ripples: Duffy's at 33 pitches, now is probably unavailable for Game 2, and he's a big weapon for KC vs. SFG lefties.
67 mph pitch from Bumgarner?
In Game 1 of the 2010 World Series, the Giants trailed Texas 2-0 after two innings but tied it in the 3rd then put a 6-spot up in the 5th.
Score after 4 innings in 2012 World Series Game 1: Giants 5-0.
Innings pitched by James Shields this postseason: 5, 6, 5 and tonight 3+.
This game is a wrap. But Yost has to figure out what to do about Game 5 now. With his last two outings, can he run Shields out there again?
It's Duffy in.
Duffy back up throwing in KC pen.
The acoustics of Kauffman Stadium are amazing. VERY VERY loud then all of a sudden very, very quiet. (As it is now after Pence's double.)
That's 18 straight scoreless World Series innings for Bumgarner and his last one was one of the biggest.
Bumgarner is ready
After giving up the double to Moustakas, Bumgarner threw 9 straight strikes to Escobar (1 foul-off), Aoki and Cain. Now 1-2 to Cain.
First trouble for Bumgarner. Peavy pointed out before the game that Moustakas is a very dangerous #9 hitter.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul won't play tonight.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin (rest) won't play tonight, and Jordan Farmar is out with a back injury.
Sandoval either was very confident in Cain's ability to track that down or thought it was out. Maybe parts of both. Sort of a jog to 1B.
Brandon Rush's official diagnosis is a sacral stress reaction in his lower back. He'll be reevaluated in a week.
THAT was a fastball thrown with command.
Posey always says the best way to tell if Bumgarner is on is to check his fastball command. So far today: OK, not great.
Steve Kerr said he doesn't imagine Brandon Rush will be ready for the season opener, joining Shaun Livingston as doubtful to be ready.
Since Brandon Rush won't practice for the next week, coach Steve Kerr expects the wing to miss the regular-season opener.
Great AB by Crawford, especially after first-pitch swinging Ishikawa
And who was the Giants' Game 1 starter (and winner) in 2012? Yes of course Barry Zito. First reliever out of the pen: Tim Lincecum.
In Game 1 of 2012 Series, Giants were up 1-0 on DET in the 1st (Sandoval HR), then 3-0 in the 3rd (Scutaro single, Sandoval HR)...
The Giants have Bumgarner, and KC has nobody comparable. That's the most notable separation in this series.
Shields ain't ready
A lefty is throwing in the KC pen. It's Duffy.
Hard to believe I'm typing this already but: Nobody up in the KC pen. Yet.
Here's a look at the Warriors' newly placed championship banners from the Philadelphia days. http://t.co/qKzynSznMb
Big Inning James?
Giants have sent 6 batters to the plate so far, 5 have gotten hits, 3 have scored, 1 thrown out at the plate.
Giants up early in Game 1 of the World Series. I have seen this movie before.
How many times is Posey going to be gunned down at the plate in this postseason? 12?
Panda loves Game 1 of the World Series. Posey does not love getting thrown out at home.
I can't see everybody in the Giants dugout right now, but I do not see Lincecum in there.
The relievers are headed out to the SFG bullpen and Lincecum is not among them, so far.
Change speed, change direction.
Did Tim Lincecum not go out for the Giants' intros? I don't see him out there.
Can't send out the photo--jammed up wi-fi, I guess--but they just opened up the pressbox windows and it's a warm night for Game 1.
Here's most of what I did amid the Giants media scrum pregame: Talked about the Buddy Ryan Eagles, my golf swing, ESPN, and the 49ers.
Somebody blatantly interrupted my question during Jake Peavy's presser just now. I let it go... It was David Ortiz.
I guess this going to be an extraordinarily angry day on Twitter. It's OK. I can block just about as fast as anybody.