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Lincecum out with back injury

Updated: September 9, 2009, 3:10 PM ET
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SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against San Diego due to spasms and inflammation in the lower left side of his back.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he hopes Lincecum, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, will take his next turn in the rotation and will only need a couple of days of rest to let the back calm down. That start could be as soon as Sunday against the NL West-leading and archrival Los Angeles Dodgers.

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