The winner of Game 1 of the World Series has gone on to win the championship 64 times (61 percent).
In recent years, those numbers are more dramatic. Game 1 winners have won six of the last seven World Series and 11 of the last 13.
The good news for the Rangers is one of those teams that won the first game and lost the series was San Francisco. The Giants beat the Angels in Game 1 of the 2002 World Series. Last year was the second time, as Philadelphia took Game 1 from the Yankees.
The Giants are now 11-7 in their World Series Game 1 history. They have won the World Series four of the last 10 times they've won Game 1.
- Anthony Andro