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Lincecum is lights out
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Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Brian Bocock holds up the ball after tagging out Juan Pierre to end the game. (Harry How/Getty)
Tim Lincecum's first 24 Major League appearances were as a starter, but you wouldn't know it after the young ace tossed four impressive innings in relief to give the Giants their first victory of the 2008 season and salvage the finale of a three-game series against the rival Dodgers.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (1-2)
Won 1
San Francisco 2, LA Dodgers 1   LAD
LA Dodgers (2-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   2 7 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 2
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: SF | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Dodgers stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 .500
Aurilia, 1B 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .091
Winn, RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .182
Molina, B, C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .231
Rowand, CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .400
Castillo, Jo, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .273
Davis, R, LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
  b-Lewis, F, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Bocock, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .125
Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Taschner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Durham, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143
  Lincecum, P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  c-Ortmeier, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 7 2 4 8 24  

a-Struck out for Taschner in the 4th. b-Struck out for Davis, R in the 5th. c-Popped out for Lincecum in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Castillo, Jo (1, Troncoso).
TB: Velez; Castillo, Jo 3; Lincecum; Molina, B; Winn; Davis, R.
RBI: Rowand (1), Winn (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Velez 4; Lewis, F; Molina, B.
SAC: Valdez, M.
SF: Rowand; Winn.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (1, 2nd base off Kuo/Martin, R), Davis, R (1, 2nd base off Troncoso/Martin, R).

FIELDING
E: Aurilia (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Bocock-Velez-Aurilia, Molina, B-Bocock).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 .385
Martin, R, C 3 1 0 0 1 3 4 .000
Ethier, LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .250
Kent, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .300
Jones, An, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200
Loney, 1B 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .556
Kemp, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .100
DeWitt, 3B 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .556
Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Young, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Billingsley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Loaiza, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sweeney, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .500
  Proctor, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 31 1 6 1 5 11 21  

a-Grounded out for Kuo in the 3rd. b-Struck out for Loaiza in the 7th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Proctor in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Loney (1, Lincecum), DeWitt (1, Lincecum), Jones, An (1, Walker, T).
TB: DeWitt 4; Jones, An 2; Loney 3.
RBI: Loney (1).
2-out RBI: Loney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Furcal; Kemp 2; Martin, R 3.
SAC: Loaiza.
GIDP: Jones, An.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Martin, R (1, 2nd base off Lincecum/Molina, B).
CS: Pierre (1, 2nd base by Wilson, Br/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Furcal (1, missed catch), Ethier (1, fielding).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Valdez, M 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.00
Taschner 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Lincecum (W, 1-0) 4.0 4 1 1 4 4 0 2.25
Walker, T (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Wilson, Br (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuo 3.0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0.00
Troncoso 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Billingsley 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 27.00
Loaiza (L, 0-1) 2.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.38
Proctor 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Taschner, Lincecum.
IBB: Loney (by Walker, T).
Pitches-strikes: Valdez, M 25-17, Taschner 12-10, Lincecum 84-53, Walker, T 18-10, Wilson, Br 15-9, Kuo 56-33, Troncoso 19-12, Billingsley 20-12, Loaiza 43-28, Proctor 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Valdez, M 0-2, Taschner 2-0, Lincecum 5-2, Walker, T 0-1, Wilson, Br 3-0, Kuo 5-1, Troncoso 0-0, Billingsley 0-2, Loaiza 2-3, Proctor 0-3.
Batters faced: Valdez, M 6, Taschner 4, Lincecum 19, Walker, T 4, Wilson, Br 4, Kuo 14, Troncoso 5, Billingsley 4, Loaiza 11, Proctor 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, Br 2-0, Loaiza 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 56 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:11 (1:14 delay).
Att: 43,217.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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