Tim Lincecum

San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Cain and Peavy to return this week for inconsistent Giants

MIAMI — Matt Cain and Jake Peavy cannot come back soon enough…

San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
From left, Giants' Joe Panik, Buster Posey and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring on an Andrew Susac double against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Susac bails out Giants with late heroics

Andrew Susac usually takes a back seat to Buster Posey. For at…

From left, Giants' Joe Panik, Buster Posey and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring on an Andrew Susac double against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
Giants' Joe Panik, left, and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday. Both scored on a double by Buster Posey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Giants back on track as rotation shakeup looms

One hallmark of the Giants under the watch of manager Bruce Bochy…

Giants' Joe Panik, left, and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday. Both scored on a double by Buster Posey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Lincecum may lose rotation spot after another pounding

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Tim Lincecum early and…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan swings for an RBI single off Seattle Mariners' J.A. Happ in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants snap 9-game home skid with 6-2 win over Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Duffy homered and drove in three runs to…

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan swings for an RBI single off Seattle Mariners' J.A. Happ in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
George Nikitin/Ap file photoGiants’ Tim Lincecum has made numerous adjustments — both to his appearance and approach — to regain the form that carried him to two Cy Young Awards early in his career.

Lincecum makes big changes to get back on track for Giants

The long hair and glasses are gone. Tim Lincecum has turned to…

George Nikitin/Ap file photoGiants’ Tim Lincecum has made numerous adjustments — both to his appearance and approach — to regain the form that carried him to two Cy Young Awards early in his career.
John Minchillo/APGiants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum

Lincecum struggles, Byrd leads Reds over Giants

CINCINNATI — Tim Lincecum was slipping around on the mound — even…

John Minchillo/APGiants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum
Tony Avelar/APBuster Posey

Lincecum, homers helps Giants sweep Angels

Tim Lincecum pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco…

Tony Avelar/APBuster Posey
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants shortstop Brandon Crawford flips the ball to second baseman Joe Panik during a sixth-inning double play against the Dodgers.

Lincecum, defense lead Giants past Dodgers

Tim Lincecum shut down the first-place Dodgers with some sparkling double-play defense…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants shortstop Brandon Crawford flips the ball to second baseman Joe Panik during a sixth-inning double play against the Dodgers.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum

A Freak occurrence: Lincecum's energy, Maxwell's dramatics drive Giants to victory

The man has pinot noir in a bin and cholesterol medicine on…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants' Tim Lincecum threw five innings and allowed three earned runs in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Rockies.

Lineup juggling doesn't jolt Giants

The myth is busted. Despite popular culture’s belief, the definition of the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants' Tim Lincecum threw five innings and allowed three earned runs in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Rockies.
Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father

Father knows best with Lincecum

Cliches exist because they’re true, so yes, familiarity does indeed breed contempt.…

Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father
Darron Cummings/AP PhotoGiants' Tim Lincecum returned home to Seattle during the offseason to work on his form with his father.

Tim Lincecum turns to dad in an effort to regain form

SCOTTSDALE — Tim Lincecum decided that the best way to regain the…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoGiants' Tim Lincecum returned home to Seattle during the offseason to work on his form with his father.
Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoGiants right-hander Tim Lincecum

Giants' Lincecum looks to be OK following MRI

San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his…

Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoGiants right-hander Tim Lincecum
Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father

Lincecum missed introductions while vomiting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum missed the…

Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoTim Lincecum has played key roles in the Giants' 2010 and 2012 World Series runs

Giants' Lincecum waits for his chance during this postseason run

Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoTim Lincecum has played key roles in the Giants' 2010 and 2012 World Series runs
AP Photo/Luis M. AlvarezSan Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals

Struggling Lincecum moved into Giants bullpen

Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants' bullpen…

AP Photo/Luis M. AlvarezSan Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals
Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday

Recent slide shows Giants mired in mediocrity

Now, the Giants are basing their hopes for reaching the postseason on…

Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday
Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship

Pitching veteran is a force on field, in dugout

After a gruesome ankle injury ended Tim Hudson's season last year, there…

Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship
Don Wright/ap file photoGiants LHP Madison Bumgarner is rarely ever content

Giants, A’s face different challenges in second half

The A’s and Giants ended the run-up to today’s All-Star Game with…

Don Wright/ap file photoGiants LHP Madison Bumgarner is rarely ever content