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Lincecum's 12 Ks power Giants

May 5, 2011 - 5:01 AM Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Tim Lincecum struck out 12 in seven shutout innings, leading the San Francisco Giants in a 2-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field.

Lincecum (3-3) allowed five hits and walked three, but held New York off the scoreboard and snapped a two-start losing streak.

Aubrey Huff went 3-for-4 with a double, while Mike Fontenot and Pat Burrell drove in runs for San Francisco, which has won the first two in this three- game series.

Chris Capuano (2-3) got the loss despite allowing just two runs in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander gave up eight hits and walked three in the Mets' fourth loss in five games.

"A game like tonight, we had them on the ropes a couple of times but he [Lincecum] stepped up in those situations too. He [Lincecum] seemed to get stronger as the game went on, so you tip your hat," Capuano said of Lincecum's performance.

After five scoreless innings, San Francisco got on the board. Fontenot led off with a walk, and one out later Huff singled to right. Burrell followed with a base hit to left before Capuano got out of the inning.

Aaron Rowand then began the top of the seventh with a double and came around to score on Fontenot's one-out single. Ryota Igarashi relieved Capuano and held the Giants scoreless for 1 2/3 innings, but Lincecum made the lead hold despite several jams.

New York had two on with two outs in the first before Lincecum fanned Ike Davis, and failed to score after having two on with only one out in the fourth.

The Mets' best chance to score off Lincecum came in the sixth, which Carlos Beltran opened with a double before Davis singled. However, Lincecum retired Ronny Paulino on a foul out, and struck out Willie Harris and Jason Pridie.

The Giants used three relievers in the eighth, and Brian Wilson worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save.

"It's been wild. It's been a tough time here, but we bounced back very well after a very tough series in Washington," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of their recent road trip.

Game Notes

The Giants left 11 on base, while the Mets stranded nine...Beltran and Paulino both had two hits for New York...Lincecum has struck out 57 batters in seven starts this season.