Posted September 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Tim Lincecum pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Xavier Nady had a three-run double in his first game of the season, helping the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday. Lincecum (8-14) allowed two runs on David DeJesus' seventh homer and struck out seven over 6 1-3 innings in a solid effort on a breezy day at Wrigley Field. Nady, promoted from Triple-A Fresno when major league rosters expanded Saturday, hit a bases-loaded smash past third and into the left-field corner to give San Francisco a 4-0 lead in the first. Chicago starter Justin Germano retired the first two batters of the game, but yielded singles to Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey, walked Hunter Pence and hit Hector Sanchez with a pitch to force in the first run before Nady delivered. San Francisco made it 5-0 in the second on Angel Pagan's triple and Marco Scutaro's sacrifice fly. Lincecum, whose run support had been two runs or less in 16 of his previous...
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