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    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - This time, Tim Lincecum was pleased with his outing.

    Lincecum pitched four solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday.

    The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner yielded an unearned run and an infield single. He struck out four and walked two after he was knocked around for five runs and seven hits in his previous outing against Colorado.

    Lincecum said it was "definitely" motivation not to have another similar performance.

    "You try to come out here and take them seriously, but know you're coming out here with a purpose to get your work in and not necessarily care about the outcome," he said. "But as athletes and competitors, we want the outcome to be good every time. Regardless of that, you just try to focus on what you're working on and try to keep that competitive edge as well.

    "This is a lot better than my last outing. The fact I doubled my innings helps and my arm and my body still feels good and I still kept my mechanics. I'm trying to take that as a positive and run with it."

    Jarrod Dyson's single off Lincecum's left foot in the fourth was the only hit he allowed.

    Lincecum was opposed by Luke Hochevar, who allowed two runs and four hits in three innings for Kansas City.

    The Royals selected Hochevar with the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft and Lincecum went 10th overall that same year to the Giants.

    "We knew he was there and he was probably going to end up being one of the top two or three picks," Lincecum said. "He had to have been just because of his stuff. You got to see it today; it's live 93-95, 96 (mph). I think the matter of him, just like all of us, is just a matter of locating your pitches."

    He said the Royals scouted him "a little bit" before the draft.

    "I was more of an undersized pitcher, so wherever I fell I was happy with," said Lincecum, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 157 pounds, compared to 6-5 and 222 for Hochevar.

    The Royals had a rough fifth inning when heralded prospects Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas left with injuries.

    Hosmer hurt his right shoulder when he landed awkwardly diving for a ground ball in the fifth. He was checked out by the team doctor and could be able to play Tuesday.

    Moustakas had a bruised right knee after he was hit by a Santiago Casilla pitch in the bottom half. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    "I was only on the ground for a couple of seconds and was walking to first when Skip pulled me out," Moustakas said. "It feels a little sore, getting hit by 94 (mph) on the side of the knee. Hos went down and I went down right after that, kind of a good scare. We're both OK. Hos is feeling good. We were in the trainer's room together, but everything seems to be OK though."

    Royals manager Ned Yost said Hosmer is likely to play Tuesday, but "we'll see with Moose how he is."

    "He got hit pretty good, but it's just a contusion," Yost said. "Hos was fine."

    Hochevar struck out two and walked none.

    Conor Gillaspie homered in the second inning for San Francisco.

    "I thought Hoch threw the ball good," Yost said. "He kept the ball down good. The pitch the guy hit for a home run was a pretty decent pitch, it was down low and kind of cut back over the plate a little bit. I was pleased with him. We pitched good and I thought they pitched good. It was a good pitching day for both teams. Lincecum has got some excellent stuff."

    NOTES: Lincecum picked Hosmer off first base after he walked in the fourth. . Royals C Salvador Perez went 0 for 3 and is hitless in 15 at-bats.

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Gregor Blanco, CF3031100 .545
        Tyler Graham, CF0000000 .000
    Freddy Sanchez, DH3000112 .200
    Nate Schierholtz, RF3010003 .353
        Roger Kieschnick, RF1000000 .167
    Brett Pill, 1B4020012 .321
    Conor Gillaspie, 3B4111011 .238
    Joaquin Arias, 2B3000011 .188
        Ehire Adrianza, SS1000011 .000
    Brandon Crawford, SS2000100 .375
        Joe Panik, SS-2B1000010 .500
    Eli Whiteside, C3000012 .286
        Hector Sanchez, C1000010 .467
    Emmanuel Burriss, LF2100000 .444
        Justin Christian, LF1000000 .231
    Totals3227238  
    Batting
    2B - Brett Pill (3, Mijares)
    HR - Conor Gillaspie (1, Hochevar)
    RBI - Gregor Blanco (3), Conor Gillaspie (4)
    SB - Gregor Blanco (6, 2nd base off Odorizzi/B. Pena), Emmanuel Burriss (2, 2nd base off Hochevar/B. Pena)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Arias-Crawford-Pill
    E - Tyler Graham (1, Misplayed grounder), Eli Whiteside (1, Throwing)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tim Lincecum (W,1-0) 4110240 6.75
    Santiago Casilla (H,3) 1000000 0.00
    Andrew Kown (H,2) 2200010 3.00
    Jean Machi (H,2) 1100010 3.00
    Wilmin Rodriguez (S,1) 1100010 0.00
    HBP - Moustakas (by Santiago Casilla)
    Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 58-37, Santiago Casilla 12-7, Andrew Kown 28-21, Jean Machi 14-9, Wilmin Rodriguez 9-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 6-0, Santiago Casilla 3-0, Andrew Kown 1-4, Jean Machi 2-0, Wilmin Rodriguez 2-0
    Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 13, Santiago Casilla 4, Andrew Kown 8, Jean Machi 4, Wilmin Rodriguez 4
    Kansas City Royals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jarrod Dyson, CF2110000 .273
        Mitch Maier, CF2010001 .500
    Alcides Escobar, SS2001000 .250
        Yuniesky Betancourt, SS2000002 .263
    Eric Hosmer, 1B1000110 .300
        Billy Butler, 1B2010001 .400
        Greg Golson, PR0000000 .000
    Alex Gordon, LF2000010 .294
        David Lough, LF2000011 .455
    Mike Moustakas, 3B1000010 .211
        Irving Falu, PR-3B2000000 .308
    Jeff Francoeur, RF2000000 .133
        Wil Myers, RF2010001 .313
    Salvador Perez, DH3000012 .000
    Brayan Pena, C1000101 .286
        Cody Clark, C1000010 .250
    Chris Getz, 2B1000001 .111
        Johnny Giavotella, 2B2010010 .300
    Totals3015127  
    Batting
    2B - Johnny Giavotella (3, Machi)
    RBI - Alcides Escobar (3)
    SB - Jarrod Dyson (1, 3rd base off Lincecum/Whiteside)
    PK - Eric Hosmer (1, Lincecum)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Giavotella-Butler
    Kansas City Royals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Luke Hochevar (L,1-1) 3422021 3.60
    Jake Odorizzi 2000220 4.50
    Louis Coleman 1100100 0.00
    Jose Mijares 1.2200010 0.00
    Greg Holland 1.1000030 0.00
    HBP - Burriss (by Luke Hochevar)
    WP - Luke Hochevar (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Luke Hochevar 47-34, Jake Odorizzi 34-18, Louis Coleman 20-13, Jose Mijares 23-14, Greg Holland 20-15
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Luke Hochevar 1-5, Jake Odorizzi 3-1, Louis Coleman 2-1, Jose Mijares 2-1
    Batters Faced - Luke Hochevar 13, Jake Odorizzi 8, Louis Coleman 5, Jose Mijares 6, Greg Holland 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6243
    Game Time - 2:33
    Temperature - 75
    Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Dan Bellino