Twins fall in final 2 games of 3-game set with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Lincecum needed a psychological boost. When he got it, his fastball command returned.
Lincecum struck out 12 in seven superb innings, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Thursday.
"I wasn't worried about what would happen when I threw pitches," said the two-time Cy Young Award winner. "It was just confidence. Early in the game, when I was commanding the zone, I just opened my mind to be that much more confident."