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Tim Lincecum vs G Cole Battle Sees San Francisco Fall 8-2

San Francisco dropped an 8-2 decision at PNC Park on Tuesday as Pittsburgh legged out a win behind winning pitcher G Cole.

The Pirates were a -128 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

G Cole earned the victory for the Pirates, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.

San Francisco got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Tim Lincecum in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Andres Torres had 2 hits in the loss for the Giants.

Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-8 advantage in hits.