It’s been almost 20 years since the Chicago Cubs (48-55) have swept the San Francisco Giants (46-58) and today they did it with a 2-1 victory at AT&T Park. This series was the second time the Giants have been swept at home this season.
Even with another loss under his belt, starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61 ERA), threw seven quality innings, allowing two runs on four hits with ten strikeouts. He also gave the offense a shot in the arm going two for two against the Cubs’ Travis Wood (7-7, 2.79 ERA).
Lincecum has now recorded 10-or-more strikeouts in three of his last four starts. Today also marked his 35th career game with ten-or-more strikeouts.
“Timmy threw great, he did a great job,” said Manager, Bruce Bochy. “He not only pitched great but he had a couple hits there. He really competed very well today and I was very, very proud of Timmy. It was a shame we couldn’t get him the win today.”
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