Giants Beat Cardinals 7-4

Lincecum fans 11, rookie Bowker homers again
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:21 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Ryan Ludwick drops his bat after being called out on strikes from San Francisco Giants' Brian Wilson.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Tim Lincecum struck out 11 in six innings, rookie John Bowker homered for the second straight day and drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Sunday. Bowker had an RBI single in the second, then homered in the fourth after Bengie Molina reached on an infield single.

The ball cleared the 25-foot wall in right field, landing in almost the same spot as his home run on Saturday and making Bowker the first player in San Francisco history to homer in his first two games. Lincecum (2-0) needed 23 pitches to get out of the first inning but settled in after that, allowing just one walk.