7:05 PM ET, April 5, 2010
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
HOUSTON -- Tim Lincecum wasn't very good in his first Opening Day start a year ago.Things were certainly different for San Francisco's two-time National League Cy Young winner in his second.Lincecum continued his mastery of the Houston Astros, pitching seven scoreless innings as the Giants beat the Houston Astros 5-2 Monday night.
• Two-time reigning Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum got his attempt at a third straight off to a good start, throwing seven shutout innings, giving up just four hits and zero walks and striking out seven.
• The Giants are now 6-0 in six career starts by Lincecum against the Astros.
• Offseason acquisition Mark DeRosa hit a home run in his Giants debut.
• Roy Oswalt, making his eighth straight Opening Day start, gave up three runs in six innings to take the loss for the Astros.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara had front-row seats behind home plate. The Bushes, who have a home in Houston, often attend sporting events in the area. Barbara Bush was recently hospitalized after a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition. ... Tommy Manzella became the first rookie to start for the Astros on opening day since 2005 when he started at shortstop on Monday.
HOUSTON - APRIL 05: The third base bag waits to be placed on the field prior to the start of the San Francisco...(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|San Francisco leads 7-2 (as of Mon 4/5)|
|» Mon 4/5||SF 5, @HOU 2||Box Score|
|Tue 4/6||SF 3, @HOU 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/7||SF 10, @HOU 4||Recap|
|Fri 5/14||@SF 8, HOU 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/15||@SF 2, HOU 1||Recap|
|Sun 5/16||@SF 4, HOU 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/22||SF 3, @HOU 1||Recap|
|Wed 6/23||@HOU 6, SF 3||Recap|
|Thu 6/24||@HOU 7, SF 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Giants | Astros|
|2nd||B Molina singled to deep left, A Huff scored, M DeRosa to third.||1||0|
|2nd||J Bowker singled to deep left, M DeRosa scored, B Molina to third.||2||0|
|2nd||J Uribe hit sacrifice fly to right, B Molina scored.||3||0|
|7th||E Renteria doubled to deep center, J Uribe scored.||4||0|
|8th||M DeRosa homered to right (365 feet).||5||0|
|9th||P Feliz grounded out to shortstop, C Lee scored, G Blum to third.||5||1|
|9th||J Towles doubled to deep left center, G Blum scored.||5||2|
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|Stadium||Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX|
|Attendance||43,836 (104.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||77 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Mike Dimuro|
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