Lincecum’s Walks Don’t Spoil Giants Victory

By Brian Shields

Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 10:40pm America/Los_Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the rubber game of their season-opening series.

Lincecum (1-0) threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out four while outperforming Josh Beckett in a matchup of marquee pitchers coming off the worst season of their respective careers.

Beckett (0-1) was charged with five runs – three earned – and six hits in six innings.

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