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Orange and Black Sunday Inside Scoop

July 6th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants won their second straight game Sunday and Tim Lincecum recorded his third straight win as the team defeated the San Diego Padres 5-3 to take two of three this weekend.

'Let's Go Giants' photo (c) 2012, Joe Mazzola - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Lincecum had a 23-inning scoreless streak entering the bottom of the seventh before Brooks Conrad snapped it with a solo home run. The Freak finished the day going 6.1 innings, allowing three hits and one run to improve his record to 8-5 on the year. Lincecum has a career-high 29 scoreless inning streak set back in 2009 and the Giants are 12-6 in his starts this season.

The Giants starting pitchers have tossed nine quality starts in their last 11 games and the team is 36-11 when scoring first this year. Hunter Pence smacked three hits on the day and has an 11-game hitting streak. He has a hit in 20 of his last 22 games.

'SF Giants Madison Bumgarner' photo (c) 2013, SD Dirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sergio Romo allowed his seventh home run this year in the bottom of the eighth, which is now a career-high. Santiago Casilla notched his third save on the day.

Following the game, two Giants players were selected to the All-Star Game in Madison Bumgarner and Pence. Bumgarner will be making his second straight trip to the Midsummer Classic and becomes the first Giants lefty since Mike McCormick in 1960 and 1961 to make consecutive trips. Pence will be making his third trip to the All-Star game and first since 2011.

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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