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Oakland at San Francisco

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    Giants 7, Athletics 2

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum worked around five extra-base hits for his second spring training win.

    The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner lasted six innings, the longest of any Giants starter this year, and Ryan Theriot, Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval homered in Saturday's 7-2 split-squad win over the Oakland Athletics.

    With a brisk wind blowing and his long hair flowing, San Francisco's ace fought through a couple of inconsistent early innings.

    "He threw well, got better as he went. He was throwing all his pitches for strikes and got in a groove there," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "They were aggressive, but he kept pounding the strike zone."

    Lincecum gave up six hits, including three doubles and two triples, didn't walk a batter and struck out four.

    Lincecum was a bit surprised that he was only at around 48 pitches through four innings.

    "After I heard that, I thought, `Not bad.' I wasn't worried so much about the pitch count and I could let the ball go," he said. "The fact that I had no walks was huge for me. When I was behind in the count, I was able to throw a wrinkle down the middle, like a two-seamer."

    Lincecum got help from his defense. Right fielder Nate Schierholtz threw Kila Ka'Aihue out at the plate on a single by Daric Barton that ended the fourth inning. Barton, who went hitless in his first eight spring training at-bats, drove in Oakland's first run with a second-inning double off Lincecum.

    Chris Dominguez, moving over from third base to start at first for the Giants after Aubrey Huff was a late scratch due to back stiffness, ran down a couple of pop fouls with his back to the plate.

    "We had a couple of those plays. Getting those guys out helps keep the game close," Lincecum said.

    Theriot's home run was a two-run drive in a four-run fourth.

    "We got some good at-bats," Bochy said. "The ball was carrying with the wind blowing a bit. It is good to see Theriot start to get his timing down."

    Theriot, who played for World Series champion St. Louis last season, should be a solid option at second base with Freddy Sanchez coming back from shoulder surgery. Sanchez was the designated hitter Saturday.

    Pagan, acquired from the New York Mets in the Andres Torres trade, was 2 for 4 after missing the previous two games when he had a wisdom tooth pulled.

    Closer Brian Wilson, coming back from elbow soreness that caused him to miss the final week of last season, gave up an unearned run, a hit and two walks in the seventh inning, his third spring training appearances.

    "Willie was a little off with his command," Bochy said. "He couldn't get the ball where he wanted `'

    NOTES: Huff will not see action until Tuesday at the earliest, Bochy said. ... RHP Ryan Vogelsong (back) had another strong bullpen session and likely will have one more side session before pitching in a game. ... Oakland OF Collin Cowgill, making a bid for an opening-day roster spot after being acquired as part of a trade that sent pitcher Trevor Cahill to Arizona, had two hits to raise his average to .424 (14 for 33).

     
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    Oakland Athletics
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Collin Cowgill, LF-CF4021010 .424
       a- Conner Crumbliss, PH10100001.000
    Eric Sogard, SS3000101 .351
        Dustin Coleman, SS1000011 .000
    Coco Crisp, CF4010013 .321
        Jeff Fiorentino, LF0000000 .375
    Josh Reddick, RF4000021 .344
        Jeremy Barfield, RF0000000 .000
    Kila Ka'aihue, DH4010010 .217
    Josh Donaldson, 3B4010011 .239
    Daric Barton, 1B2220101 .200
        Michael Spina, 1B1000001 .000
    Derek Norris, C4011000 .250
    Wes Timmons, 2B4000013 .321
    Totals3629228  
    a-singled for Cowgill in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Kila Ka'aihue (2, Lincecum), Josh Donaldson (2, Lopez), Daric Barton (1, Lincecum), Derek Norris (1, Lincecum)
    3B - Collin Cowgill (1, Lincecum), Coco Crisp (2, Lincecum)
    RBI - Collin Cowgill (8), Derek Norris (6)
    2-OUT RBI - Collin Cowgill (2), Derek Norris (5)
    CS - Josh Reddick (1, 2nd base by Lincecum/Whiteside)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    PB - Derek Norris (1)
    Oakland Athletics
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tommy Milone (L,1-1) 4544021 4.97
    Andrew Carignan 1.2332022 2.84
    Justin Souza 0.1100000 0.00
    Fautino De Los Santos 1100010 1.69
    T.J. Walz 1000000 0.00
    WP - Justin Souza (1), Fautino De Los Santos (5)
    Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Milone 26-23, Andrew Carignan 16-15, Justin Souza 4-2, Fautino De Los Santos 7-6, T.J. Walz 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Milone 6-4, Andrew Carignan 3-0, Fautino De Los Santos 1-1, T.J. Walz 2-1
    Batters Faced - Tommy Milone 17, Andrew Carignan 8, Justin Souza 2, Fautino De Los Santos 4, T.J. Walz 3
    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Angel Pagan, CF4121010 .300
        Tyler Graham, CF0000000 .077
    Freddy Sanchez, DH4110011 .278
    Melky Cabrera, LF3110021 .400
        Juan Perez, LF1010000 .500
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B3112002 .242
    Nate Schierholtz, RF4111000 .258
    Ryan Theriot, 2B4112000 .200
    Chris Dominguez, 1B4110010 .214
    Mike Fontenot, SS3010000 .333
    Eli Whiteside, C2000000 .263
        Chris Stewart, C1000001 .278
    Totals33710605  
    Batting
    2B - Melky Cabrera (5, Milone), Nate Schierholtz (2, Milone)
    HR - Angel Pagan (1, Carignan), Pablo Sandoval (2, Carignan), Ryan Theriot (1, Milone)
    SF - Pablo Sandoval (2)
    RBI - Angel Pagan (5), Pablo Sandoval 2 (8), Nate Schierholtz (4), Ryan Theriot 2 (4)
    SB - Angel Pagan (2, 2nd base off Milone/Norris)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Nate Schierholtz 1
    E - Mike Fontenot (1, Misplayed grounder), Pablo Sandoval (2, Throwing)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tim Lincecum (W,2-0) 6611040 4.50
    Brian Wilson (H,2) 0.2110220 0.00
    Scott Munter (H,1) 0.1000000 0.00
    Javier Lopez (H,3) 1100010 0.00
    Santiago Casilla 1100010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 32-31, Brian Wilson 16-8, Scott Munter 1-1, Javier Lopez 6-6, Santiago Casilla 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 6-7, Brian Wilson 1-0, Javier Lopez 1-1, Santiago Casilla 1-1
    Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 23, Brian Wilson 6, Scott Munter 1, Javier Lopez 4, Santiago Casilla 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 12022
    Game Time - 2:33
    Temperature - 61
    Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Paul Schrieber