Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth for the Giants' first baserunner against Anthony Bass as San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night.
Brandon Belt hit a two-run double off Bass with two outs in the seventh for San Francisco.
Lincecum (2-2) overcame some early control problems and allowed three hits. The former two-time NL Cy Young Award winner struck out five and walked four.
Pablo Sandoval went hitless in four at-bats for the Giants, ending his 20-game hitting streak that was the longest in the majors this year.
Bass (1-3) allowed six hits and struck out a career-high eight.
Lincecum threw 121 pitches and retired 17 of the last 19 batters he faced after giving up an unearned run in the second inning.
It was the type of performance the Giants have come to expect from their ace, who was off to the worst start of his career before picking up wins in his last two starts...