Giants’ Lincecum is a completist again
Tim Lincecum threw a two-hitter for his third complete game of the season, and Travis Ishikawa homered in San Francisco’s 10-0 rout of St. Louis on Monday night.
Lincecum (8-2) tied teammate Matt Cain for the league lead in complete games and his 2.37 earned-run average is second in the NL after his third career shutout and fifth career complete game. He threw 95 pitches.
Brad Thompson (2-4) took the loss for the Cardinals, who have lost five of six, scoring three or fewer runs in all of the defeats. Lincecum retired the first 14 St. Louis hitters before Rick Ankiel singled with two out in the fifth.
Edgar Renteria’s three-run double capped a five-run seventh as the Giants batted around against Clayton Mortensen in his major league debut.