Pinch hitter Xavier Nady homered off Huston Street to tie the game with one out in the ninth and Hunter Spence hit a go-ahead, two-run shot as the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Sunday.
The stunning rally got Tim Lincecum off the hook for the loss, but the righty still had his second straight shaky start for the NL West champion Giants.
Lincecum allowed a season-high three home runs, including a two-run shot by Logan Forsythe and solo homers by Chase Headley and Yasmani Grandal.
Lincecum might no longer be a lock for the No. 3 spot in the playoff rotation. Manager Bruce Bochy instead might consider lefty Barry Zito (14-8), who was left off the roster for all three postseason rounds during the team's improbable 2010 run to the World Series championship.
San Francisco has won Zito's last 10 outings and he has won four straight starts and six consecutive decisions since a loss Aug. 2. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner with Oakland has his most...