Lincecum, Giants, Take Rubber Game Against Dodgers

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum allowed six hits and struck out eight while pitching into the eighth inning, and Bengie Molina drove in four runs in the San Francisco Giants' 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Molina had a homer, a two-run triple and an RBI single among San Francisco's 15 hits, while Edgar Renteria had four hits and drove in two runs as the Giants took two of three from the first-place Dodgers.

Lincecum (2-1) didn't allow a run in the first seven innings of San Francisco's eighth win in 11 games, improving to 3-0 in four career starts against the Giants' biggest rivals. He retired the first 10 batters and rarely faced trouble until Los Angeles' three-run rally in the eighth.