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    PHOENIX (AP) - Tim Lincecum and Yovani Gallardo are both ready for their opening-day starts.

    Gallardo, who will be making his third straight opening day start for Milwaukee at home against St. Louis, outlasted Lincecum and the Giants in Milwaukee's 7-4 win on Sunday.

    Gallardo allowed four runs and eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

    Lincecum gave up six runs and eight hits for the Giants. He walked one and struck out four in 4 2/3 innings. He also went 2 for 2 with an RBI.

    "He (Gallardo) was really good, then a little off, really good, then a little off. He was up and down. He lost his command a little bit," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He needs to be consistent, keep it every single inning."

    Despite the inconsistency, Roenicke said Gallardo is ready to go against the Cardinals.

    Gallardo gave up a three-run homer to Brandon Crawford in the second inning, then settled down.

    The Giants scored in the fourth when Lincecum got his second hit, showing bunt and then chopping the ball over third baseman Aramis Ramirez for an RBI single.

    "Honestly, I gave up those four runs, but I felt like my rhythm was the best it's been all spring," Gallardo said.

    He has been working on it all spring.

    "That's where it all starts for me," he said. "I want to stay together, balanced throughout my whole mechanics. Once I start rushing or slowing down a little bit is where I get into trouble, and the ball doesn't explode out of my hand. Today, the mechanics were finally were where they were supposed to be."

    Lincecum was focused on Friday's start.

    "The location was good, the best my fastball location has been all spring," he said. "Regardless of the outcome, I feel good coming out of it.

    "I am ready to get back out there and pitch a real game, pitch with a purpose."

    He said his run-scoring hit was lucky.

    "I was hoping it would stay fair," he said. "We (pitchers) work on our hitting ... every at-bat is important, and we take it seriously."

    A two-run double by Ryan Braun was the key hit of a three-run Milwaukee fifth. Nyjer Morgan hit a two-out solo homer off Giants setup man Sergio Romo in the sixth.

    Roenicke has been impressed with the play of free-agent veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez this spring.

    Gonzalez had two hits to raise his spring average to .440 and was in the middle of a key double play, making a throw to get Gregor Blanco at first to end the fourth.

    Notes: Brewers right fielder Corey Hart might be activated for opening day after recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. He likely will have a light workout day on Monday and then play in games on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving him approximately six more at-bats. "We want to be smart about it," Roenicke said. Closer John Axford picked up the save for the Brewers on Sunday, but Roenicke said he still is trying to find his command. ... The Giants head back home to the Bay Area for a three-game Bay Bridge series with Oakland before returning to Arizona.

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Gregor Blanco, CF5000022 .333
    Emmanuel Burriss, 2B5000022 .310
    Aubrey Huff, LF4020000 .304
        Justin Christian, PR-LF0000000 .220
    Brandon Belt, 1B3000121 .379
    Hector Sanchez, C2100110 .390
        Eli Whiteside, C1000012 .242
    Nate Schierholtz, RF4220022 .220
    Joaquin Arias, 3B4020004 .304
    Brandon Crawford, SS4123023 .340
    Tim Lincecum, P2021000 .667
        Steve Edlefsen, P0000000 .000
        Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
       a- Roger Kieschnick, PH1000010 .222
        Brett Bochy, P0000000 .000
        Dan Otero, P00000001.000
       b- Charlie Culberson, PH1000011 .000
    Totals364104214  
    a-struck out for Romo in the 7th
    b-struck out for Otero in the 9th
    Batting
    HR - Brandon Crawford (3, Gallardo)
    RBI - Brandon Crawford 3 (13), Tim Lincecum (1)
    SB - Brandon Crawford (1, 2nd base off Axford/Lucroy)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Burriss-Crawford-Belt
    PB - Hector Sanchez (2)
    E - Tim Lincecum (1, Throwing)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tim Lincecum (L,2-1) 4.2866140 5.70
    Steve Edlefsen 0.1100000 1.69
    Sergio Romo 1111011 7.15
    Brett Bochy 1000020 0.00
    Dan Otero 1100000 0.82
    HBP - Weeks (by Tim Lincecum)
    WP - Tim Lincecum (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 36-30, Steve Edlefsen 2-2, Sergio Romo 9-8, Brett Bochy 7-7, Dan Otero 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 6-4, Steve Edlefsen 1-0, Dan Otero 2-0
    Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 24, Steve Edlefsen 2, Sergio Romo 4, Brett Bochy 3, Dan Otero 3
    Milwaukee Brewers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Rickie Weeks, 2B3221000 .295
        Ryan Gennett, 2B0000000 .417
    Nyjer Morgan, CF4221002 .254
        Marco Estrada, P0000000 .000
        Nick Shaw, SS0000000 .000
    Ryan Braun, LF4112001 .220
        Kentrail Davis, LF0000000 .333
    Aramis Ramirez, 3B3021011 .229
        Brooks Conrad, 3B1000010 .200
        John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Mat Gamel, 1B4000023 .246
    Jonathan Lucroy, C3110101 .479
    Alex Gonzalez, SS3122000 .440
        Tim Dillard, P0000000 .000
       a- George Kottaras, PH-1B1000000 .310
    Aoki Norichika, RF4010003 .305
    Yovani Gallardo, P2000021 .000
        Juan Perez, P0000000 .000
       b- Carlos Gomez, PH-CF2000011 .241
    Totals34711717  
    a-grounded out for Dillard in the 8th
    b-struck out for J. Perez in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Rickie Weeks 2 (9, Lincecum, Lincecum), Ryan Braun (2, Lincecum), Alex Gonzalez (3, Lincecum)
    HR - Nyjer Morgan (2, Romo)
    RBI - Rickie Weeks (2), Nyjer Morgan (3), Ryan Braun 2 (7), Aramis Ramirez (3), Alex Gonzalez 2 (14)
    2-OUT RBI - Rickie Weeks (2), Nyjer Morgan (1), Aramis Ramirez (1), Alex Gonzalez (5)
    SB - Aramis Ramirez (2, 3rd base off Lincecum/H. Sanchez)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Weeks-A. Gonzalez-Gamel
    Milwaukee Brewers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Yovani Gallardo (W,2-2) 5.2844171 4.56
    Juan Perez (H,3) 0.1000010 4.15
    Marco Estrada (H,2) 1000010 3.71
    Tim Dillard (H,4) 1100120 2.92
    John Axford (S,2) 1100030 1.86
    Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 42-38, Juan Perez 3-3, Marco Estrada 5-5, Tim Dillard 12-8, John Axford 10-10
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 3-6, Marco Estrada 1-1
    Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 25, Juan Perez 1, Marco Estrada 3, Tim Dillard 5, John Axford 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6069
    Game Time - 2:31
    Temperature - 71
    Umpires - Home - UMP Nonindividual, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Lance Barrett