Lincecum (9-5) continued his amazing run by scattering three hits
while striking out six, and has yielded a total of one run in 30 1/3
innings over his last four starts. Brandon Crawford singled in a run
and Brandon Belt had two hits for the Giants, who won for the fourth
time in the last seven games.
Mike Bolsinger (1-6) was reached for five runs on eight hits in five
innings to lose his fifth straight decision. Miguel Montero, who had
a double, was named to the National League All-Star team as an
injury replacement earlier in the day.
Belt reached with a one-out single in the first and Sandoval
followed by taking an 0-1 cutter well over the wall in right.
Bolsinger ran into trouble again in the second as the first two
batters reached in front of Crawford’s RBI single to right and
Lincecum’s sacrifice bunt, which pushed across another run.
Hunter Pence and Belt led off the fifth with back-to-back singles
before Sandoval ripped a double down the third-base line to make it
a 5-0 cushion. Juan Gutierrez worked 1 1/3 innings and Jeremy
Affeldt recorded the final two outs to put the game away.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Diamondbacks activated LF Mark Trumbo (foot) from
the 15-day disabled list and optioned OF Roger Kieschnick to
Triple-A Reno. … San Francisco activated 2B Marco Scutaro (back)
from the 15-day DL and designated 2B Brandon Hicks for assignment. …
Lincecum’s ERA sat at 4.90 after a loss on June 20 but is down to
3.66 after the last four starts.
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