Tim Lincecum strikes out 11 as Giants beat Braves - NBC Sports

Tim Lincecum strikes out 11 as Giants beat Braves
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum warms up in preparation to take on the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game on Monday, May 12, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 13, 2014, 1:05 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Lincecum struck out 11 in his best start of the year, Tyler Colvin backed him with a home run and go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Monday night.

Lincecum (3-2) left to a roaring standing ovation after pitching a season-high 7 2-3 innings in his first start of eight getting past the sixth.

B.J. Upton hit a tying solo homer in the fifth, then was caught stealing on replay review as the potential go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.

Upton hit a one-out double and was ruled to have stolen third on a slide below a reaching Pablo Sandoval. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call by third base umpire Dana DeMuth, and it was overturned in 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

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