GLENDALE, Ariz. – 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.