Tacoma Rainiers

Tim Lincecum makes 88 pitches in debut with Salt Lake Bees

Tim Lincecum makes 88 pitches in debut with Salt Lake Bees

The Angels are counting on Tim Lincecum to bolster their injury-riddled pitching staff. Lincecum showed signs Thursday night that he might be capable of doing just that despite a disastrous first inning in his season debut with the Angels’ Salt Lake affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner loaded the bases and balked in a run before retiring a batter. The Tacoma Rainiers produced two runs on two hits in the first inning, and a leadoff walk in the second led to a third run for the Rainiers, the triple-A farm club of the Seattle Mariners.

After falling behind, 3-0, Lin-cecum gave up a one-out single in the...

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