SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum struck out 10 and overcame an
early home run, Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run shot and the San
Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Sunday night in a
game that finally started after a rain delay of 4 hours, 9 minutes.
Cleanup hitter Aubrey Huff and No. 5 man Mark DeRosa, the
Giants' two biggest offensive additions this winter, and Bengie
Molina all hit RBI singles. Huff also scored the go-ahead run in
the sixth on rookie right fielder Jason Heyward's misguided throw
for his first career error.
Heyward hit a solo homer in the ninth.
Lincecum (2-0), the two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner,
recorded his 20th career outing with 10 or more strikeouts.