Lincecum hit hard, Giants fall to Angels

Lincecum hit hard, Giants fall to Angels
March 17, 2014, 8:30 pm
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Tim Lincecum's stat line on Monday: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 0 K, ND (USATI)


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Josh Hamilton returned for Los Angeles, and Kole Calhoun's big swing lifted the Angels to the spring win.

Not a bad day at all for Mike Scioscia's club.

Hamilton had an infield single in his first spring game in the Angels' 8-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Calhoun belted a winning two-run homer off Jean Machi with one out in the ninth.

Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed seven hits and five runs in 5 1-3 innings in his fourth start.

Bruce Bochy said Lincecum hurt himself by not stepping on first for what might have been a 3-6-1 double play on Raul Ibanez's bouncer to first prior to Howie Kendrick's RBI single in the fourth.

"He got 80 pitches in," Bochy said. "We got him where we want him to be."

Angels slugger Raul Ibanez said Lincecum looked like the Lincecum of old.

"He has that great changeup and has great deception," he said. "He's always tough even if he throws 90 or 92 or whatever."

Lincecum went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 32 starts last season.

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