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Lincecum Pounded in Giants' 17-8 Loss to Rockies

After storming back from a six-run deficit, the San Francisco Giants lose 17-8 to Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday night.



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    Rightfielder Nate Schierholtz dives for the ball as Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hits his second RBI triple of the game in the third inning at Coors Field on April 11, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

    Tim Lincecum does not have the shingles. But he had a bad case of the doubles and triples Wednesday night. 

    In what ranked as the shortest start of his career, Lincecum couldn’t escape the third inning as the Colorado Rockies pounded him for six earned runs.

    Whatever Lincecum contracted proved contagious to the rest of the pitching staff, too. The Giants took their ace off the hook by rallying from a 6-0 deficit to take a 7-6 lead, but the Rockies kept right on bashing to take a 17-8 victory on a vintage, pre-humidor night at Coors Field.

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