Giants' Tim Lincecum struggles in 1st start of spring; San Francisco and Dodgers tie 8-8

Published February 26, 2013

| Associated Press

Tim Lincecum struggled in his first start of spring training, giving up three runs and failing to get through two innings Tuesday for the San Francisco Giants in an 8-8 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Josh Beckett struck out three in two scoreless innings for Los Angeles.

Coming off a season in which he faltered as a starter but thrived out of the bullpen during the Giants' run to a World Series title, the two-time CY Young Award winner with a new closely-cropped hairdo allowed four hits in 1 1-3 innings.

San Francisco designated hitter Brett Pill had two home runs, including a two-run shot off Gregory Infante in the ninth inning. He also hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.