For a little while, it felt like the good old days at the Coliseum.
Lincecum improved to 7-2 on the season, while lowering his ERA to 2.57.
A's rookie starter Vin Mazzaro settled down after a rough start to pitch six innings, allowing four runs while striking out six.
All of the scoring took place in the first two innings. The Giants took an early 4-0 lead with two runs in the first and two more in the second.
Jason Giambi belted his tenth home run of the season in the bottom of the second to account for the A's only run.
Randy Johnson and Gio Gonzalez square off in the rubber match on Wednesday at 7:05 PM.