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Lincecum shutout helps Giants to 10-0 win

Lincecum shutout helps Giants to 10-0 win

Tim Lincecum threw a two-hitter for his third complete game of the season and Travis Ishikawa homered in San Francisco's 10-0 rout of St. Louis on Monday night.
Lincecum tied teammate Matt Cain for the league lead in complete games and his 2.37 ERA is second in the NL after his third career shutout and fifth career complete game. He threw 95 pitches.
Brad Thompson took the loss for the Cardinals, who have lost five of six.
Lincecum retired the first 14 hitters in order before Rick Ankiel singled to center with two outs in the fifth.
Edgar Renteria's three-run double capped a five-run seventh as the Giants batted around against Clayton Mortensen in his major league debut. Only one of the runs was earned because of a throwing error by second baseman Skip Schumaker.
Lincecum's eight strikeouts gave him the major league lead with 132 in 114 innings. Over his last eight starts, he's 5-1 with a 1.27 ERA.
Brewers 10, Mets 6
At Milwaukee, Casey McGehee hit his first career grand slam and J.J. Hardy tied a career high with four hits, including a homer, for the hosts.
The Mets have lost four straight, falling under .500 (37-38) for the first time since May 5. Fernando Nieve (3-1) gave up 11 hits and three runs in 3 1-3 innings.
Braden Looper (6-4) allowed seven hits and two walks in 6 1-3 innings.
McGehee hit his grand slam against reliever Brian Stokes for a 7-2 lead. He has hit all five of his career homers in his last 13 games.
The Brewers tacked on three runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 10-3 lead, but the Mets forced the Brewers to use closer Trevor Hoffman with one out in the ninth after five straight hits.
The all-time saves leader forced Brian Schneider to hit into a double play on his first pitch for his 18th save in 19 tries.
Cubs 3, Pirates 1
At Pittsburgh, Rich Harden repeatedly worked out of trouble to win for the first time in more than six weeks and Ryan Theriot homered for Chicago.
The Cubs were 1-6 on a 10-game trip and 14-24 overall on the road before winning their eighth in their last 10 in Pittsburgh. They have won 20 of their last 25 games there.
Harden was 0-3 with a 5.64 ERA in four starts since last winning May 12. Pittsburgh stranded a combined five runners during the fifth and sixth innings, then Freddy Sanchez grounded into a double play with two on and one out in the seventh.
Harden gave up nine hits _ eight singles_ and walked a batter, but struck out nine.
Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth for his 13th save.
Pirates starter Zach Duke (8-6) couldn't extend his five-game home winning streak, giving up seven hits and three runs in seven innings.
Marlins 4, Nationals 2
At Miami, Ricky Nolasco retired the final 13 batters he faced and Emilio Bonifacio drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth for Florida.
Hanley Ramirez had three hits and an RBI for Florida, which snapped a three-game slide and is 7-0 against Washington this season. Nolasco won his third straight start, going eight innings and yielding four hits and two runs with eight strikeouts.
Pinch-hitter Wes Helms hit a leadoff double off Ron Villone in the eighth. After a sacrifice, Bonifacio's fly ball to center scored pinch-runner Alejandro De Aza without a throw for a 3-2 lead.
Leo Nunez got the final out for his third save.


Updated : 2021-06-23 08:25 GMT+08:00