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Tim Lincecum beats Dodgers to end long drought

Tim Lincecum beats Dodgers to end long drought

Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career as the San Francisco Giants held the Los Angeles Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
Angel Pagan hit an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk to back Lincecum (3-8) as the Giants moved into a first-place tie in the NL West with the Dodgers by completing their second sweep of the season.
It was the first time in franchise history that they shut out the rival Dodgers in a three-game series, a stretch that spans 123 seasons.
Lincecum threw four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win since April 28. He struck out eight and walked two while outpitching Chad Billingsley (4-7). The two-time Cy Young pitching award winner ended a career-long 10-start winless stretch in which he went a career-worst 0-6.
BREWERS 8, REDS 4
At Cincinnati, Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom each hit a two-run homer off Homer Bailey as Milwaukee avoided a three-game sweep by beating Cincinnati.
Zack Greinke (9-2) remained unbeaten against the Reds, allowing two runs in six innings. Greinke is 4-0 in six career starts against Cincinnati.
Bailey (5-6) has had nothing but trouble against Milwaukee, falling to 0-5 in 10 games with a 6.50 ERA. He left trailing 5-2 after failing to get an out in the fifth inning.
METS 17, CUBS 1
At Chicago, Daniel Murphy homered twice, Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and David Wright drove in five runs as New York routed Chicago.
Ike Davis had a three-run homer and an RBI double as he combined with Murphy, Hairston and Wright to drive in all 17 runs _ with each having at least four RBIs _ to help the Mets snap a four-game losing streak.
The Mets had their highest-scoring game since they put up 18 runs at Wrigley Field on Sept. 5, 2010. It was also the most runs the Cubs have allowed since that game.
Murphy hadn't homered since last July 16 but went deep in consecutive innings for his first multihomer game. Davis' four RBIs matched his career high and Hairston had his second career slam.
The onslaught made for an easy afternoon for Jonathon Niese (6-3), who went seven innings and improved to 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA in day games.


Updated : 2021-06-13 09:45 GMT+08:00