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Tim Lincecum fails to make it through the fifth again

Tim Lincecum fails to make it through the fifth again

The Angels signed Tim Lincecum hoping the two-time Cy Young Award winner would help stabilize their injury-ravaged rotation, but the veteran right-hander has provided little relief in two of three starts.

Lincecum walked two batters ahead of Carlos Correa’s three-run homer in the first inning Tuesday night and failed to make it out of the fifth inning of a 7-1 loss to the Houston Astros in Angel Stadium.

Lincecum, the former San Francisco Giants star who spent the winter recovering from left hip surgery before signing in May, was charged with five earned runs and seven hits in 41/3 innings, striking out seven and walking four.

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