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In the first game of their National League Divisional Series, a pitching duel between the Atlanta Braves’ Derek Lowe and San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum resulted in a 1-0 win for the Giants, giving them a 1-0 lead in the best of five series.

Over in the American League, the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2, giving the Rangers and Yankees each a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series.
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