Tim Lincecum’s first start in his MLB comeback with the Los Angeles Angels was quite a sight. Tim Lincecum 2.0, hey, it could be a thing. Lincecum lasted three, throwing 83 pitches and looking more like the downtrodden ex-ace we saw with the San Francisco Giants.
Daniel Mengden pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, backed by Marcus Semien's three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Monday night to open the Bay Bridge Series. Semien connected in the decisive second and Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis added RBI doubles against Jeff Samardzija (8-5) in that five-run inning, then Semien added a run-scoring double in the sixth. Davis hit an RBI single in the seventh. Mengden (1-3) retired the first 13 batters in order before Angel Pagan's one-out single in the fifth. He called it a day after loading the bases in the eighth and losing his shutout bid. The right-hander had pitched well enough