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San Diego at San Francisco

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San Diego (48-80)000000000040
San Francisco (56-72) «00050000x591

Giants 5, Padres 0

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SAN FRANCISCO -- One of these days Tim Lincecum believes he'll pitch a complete game. For now, the San Francisco right-hander will settle for leading the major leagues in strikeouts.

Lincecum pitched eight dominant innings and struck out eight to become the first pitcher in the major leagues to reach 200 this season in the Giants' 5-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

"It's great to get there," Lincecum said. "I've never had that many strikeouts in any season. It's cool. Everything was going well, everything felt good."

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run home run and Bengie Molina had two hits and two RBIs for the Giants, who won their third straight and sixth of seven.

Lincecum (14-3) gave up four hits while becoming the ninth pitcher in franchise history to reach 200 strikeouts in a season and the first since Jason Schmidt had 251 in 2004.

The Giants haven't had a pitcher lead the National League in strikeouts since Bill Voiselle (161) in 1944. Currently, only Milwaukee's CC Sabathia (192) is close to Lincecum's total.

"That's quite a milestone for the kid," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "At this stage of the season to have 200 strikeouts, that tells you what incredible stuff he has. What's been impressive is how he's emerged as a pitcher, too. He can throw any pitch any time."

Lincecum walked three and didn't allow a runner to reach third. Two of the walks came with two outs in the eighth but Lincecum got Adrian Gonzalez to fly out to end the inning.

In five starts against the Padres this season, Lincecum has given up only three runs.

"He just doesn't miss very often over the plate and when he does it's going 95 (mph)," San Diego's Jody Gerut said after going 0-for-4. "It's different to have success against him. You basically have to wait for him to make a mistake."

Keiichi Yabu worked a perfect ninth to complete the shutout for San Francisco, which improved to 3-1 on its nine-game homestand.

Cha Seung Baek (4-8) pitched well except for the fifth inning when the Giants scored all their runs. Baek had a career-high eight strikeouts but lost on the road for the first time this year.

Emmanuel Burriss singled leading off the San Francisco fourth and took third when Fred Lewis hit a bloop double that got Gerut in center field. Molina followed with a two-run double to the gap in left-center. Three batters later, Ishikawa hit a first-pitch homer to make it 5-0.

"(Baek) pitched a solid game but they didn't miss a mistake in the fourth inning," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Bengie hit it well and the home run was the death blow."

The five-run fourth was more than enough for Lincecum, who hadn't been given more than four runs of support since June 3 when the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3.

Lincecum pitched ahead in the count most of the game while limiting San Diego to two hits over the first five innings.

Lincecum also continued his dominance of Gonzalez, San Diego's home run leader who struck out three times in four at-bats. Gonzalez has only three hits in 20 career at-bats against Lincecum with eight strikeouts.

San Francisco's young ace, who has yet to pitch a complete game in the majors, shrugged off being pulled after throwing 115 pitches.

"I would have been OK with going out there but there are other guys for that situation," Lincecum said. "They don't need to throw me out there if they don't want to. I'd love to get a complete game in there. But if I don't I'm still just trying to do my job and give them what I can while I'm out there."

Notes

San Francisco SS Omar Vizquel was in the starting lineup for only the fifth time in the last 21 games. Vizquel went 0-for-3 and his average dropped to .181. ... The Padres optioned IF Brian Myrow to the minors to make room for RHP Dirk Hayhurst, who the team plans to call up from Triple-A Portland and start Saturday. Hayhurst, who was 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA for Portland, will fill the hole in San Diego's rotation left when Greg Maddux was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Padres RHP Chris Young, on the DL with a strained right forearm, will throw on the side before Saturday's game.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

T. Ishikawa
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
San Diego

L. Rodriguez
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF4000001 .295
Luis Rodriguez, SS3020100 .247
Brian Giles, RF3010103 .290
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4000034 .280
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3000120 .276
Chase Headley, LF4010011 .262
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B4000011 .236
Nick Hundley, C3000011 .202
Cha Seung Baek, P2000000 .182
   a- Edgar Gonzalez, PH1000000 .279
    Brian Falkenborg, P0000000 .000
Totals3104038  
a-grounded out for Baek in the 8th
Batting
2B - Chase Headley (10, Lincecum)
Team LOB - 7
San Diego Padres
Cha Seung Baek (L,4-9) 7755281 5.08
Brian Falkenborg 1200010 4.96
Pitches-Strikes - Cha Seung Baek 94-69, Brian Falkenborg 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cha Seung Baek 4-8, Brian Falkenborg 1-1
Batters Faced - Cha Seung Baek 29, Brian Falkenborg 5
San Francisco Giants
Randy Winn, RF4000021 .305
Emmanuel Burriss, 2B3120101 .267
Fred Lewis, LF3110121 .285
Bengie Molina, C4122002 .284
Aaron Rowand, CF4000012 .284
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4120000 .458
    Keiichi Yabu, P0000000 .000
Travis Ishikawa, 1B4113022 .259
Omar Vizquel, SS3000000 .181
Tim Lincecum, P3010020 .182
    Ryan Rohlinger, 3B0000000 .120
Totals3259529  
Batting
2B - Fred Lewis (24, Baek), Bengie Molina (27, Baek), Tim Lincecum (1, Baek)
HR - Travis Ishikawa (2, Baek)
RBI - Bengie Molina 2 (72), Travis Ishikawa 3 (6)
CS - Emmanuel Burriss (5, 2nd base by Baek/Hundley)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Vizquel-Burriss-Ishikawa
E - Emmanuel Burriss (7, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum (W,14-3) 8400380 2.48
Keiichi Yabu 1000000 3.69
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 115-73, Keiichi Yabu 15-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 8-8
Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 31, Keiichi Yabu 3
Game Information
Attendance - 33615
Game Time - 2:12
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Laz Diaz, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Chris Tiller