Rockies run into an improved Lincecum

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Rockies run into an improved Lincecum

Giants’ starter picks up his team with an elusive road victory
“Right now, I’m not pitching great, but I am getting out of jams,” said Tim Lincecum, who finished with four walks and eight strikeouts in the San Francisco Giants’ 8-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night in Denver.
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The Giants last lost a series on the road July 6-8 when they dropped two of three in Pittsburgh. ... Giants CF Angel Pagan was held out of the starting lineup after a callous on his left hand cracked, causing a cut. He made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and finished the game in center. ... The Giants have an off day today. ... RHP Matt Cain (13-5) is slated to start Friday night’s game at Arizona against the Diamondbacks’ Tyler Skaggs (1-1). ... Since July 1, Giants SS Brandon Crawford is hitting .441 (15-for-34) against left-handed pitching. ... Slumping Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval was given the night off. ... The Rockies also have today off, their final off day of the season. ... Penny Chenery, a resident of nearby Boulder who owned and bred 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, attended the game. ... With his 24th homer, Rockies C Wilin Rosario tied Troy Tulowitzki for second-most homers by a Rockies’ rookie in team history.

Rockies run into an improved Lincecum

“Right now, I’m not pitching great, but I am getting out of jams,” said Tim Lincecum, who finished with four walks and eight strikeouts in the San Francisco Giants’ 8-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night in Denver.
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