National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at San Francisco|
(Wednesday, June 27th)
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Los Angeles 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - There were no wild innings and his
command was there as Giants starter Tim Lincecum snapped out of the worst funk
of his career.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner tossed seven shutout innings and
snapped his career-high 10-start winless streak as San Francisco blanked the
Los Angeles Dodgers for a third straight game, 3-0, to complete a sweep
and pull even with their bitter rivals atop the NL West.
It was the first time the Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for three games in
a row during the San Francisco era.
After going 0-6 with a robust 6.31 ERA during his 10-game winless streak,
Lincecum (3-8) fanned eight while scattering four hits and walking two.
"Timmy was Timmy today," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He came off
a pretty good game in Oakland, carried that into today's game and threw
Angel Pagan registered an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk, Ryan
Theriot had a hit and two runs scored and Brandon Crawford racked up three
hits for the Giants, who have won five of their last six games.
Sergio Romo spun 1 1/3 innings to notch his fourth save of the year.
Chad Billingsley (4-7) surrendered three runs on nine hits and three walks for
Los Angeles, which went 1-8 on its nine-game road trip.
"It's been a long nine days," catcher A.J. Ellis said.
The bad road trip got worse in the first inning as Andre Ethier left
the game with a left oblique strain on a check swing.
He will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
The Giants plated a pair of two-out runs in the third and added another in the
In the third, Melky Cabrera ripped an RBI double to left that Bobby Abreu
trapped and Pagan's bases-loaded walk gave San Francisco a 2-0 advantage
while Pagan's RBI single through the hole on the right side made it 3-0 in the
Los Angeles' best opportunities to score came in the first and third innings.
With men on first and second with one away in the opening frame, Lincecum
escaped unscathed as he induced Juan Rivera into an inning-ending 5-4-3 double
In the third, Billingsley, who stroked a two-out double, stood at third with
one away. With Dee Gordon batting, Lincecum fired a wild pitch that hopped
past Hector Sanchez. He received a fortuitous bounce off the back wall,
retrieved it quickly and flipped to Lincecum who applied the tag on
Billingsley for the out.
Lincecum's last win prior to Wednesday's game was on April 28 against San
Diego...San Francisco was 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position while Los
Angeles was 0-for-5 with RISP.
06/27 21:05:55 ET