Lincecum Closes Book On 2009 With Seven Strong Innings In Giants' Win

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum struck out seven in his final start of the season, and Andres Torres homered and hit an RBI triple and the San Francisco Giants finished their home schedule with a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Lincecum (15-7) was perfect before plunking Arizona leadoff man Chris Young starting the fourth. He outdid Dan Haren in a duel between aces.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes Lincecum gets consideration for a second straight NL Cy Young Award despite a relatively low win total. The hard-throwing right-hander finished the year with 261 strikeouts, four fewer than last year.