Tim Lincecum goes 5 innings for Giants, but A's get 2-run double from Billy Butler in 6-4 win


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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez drove in two runs and then left the game after getting hit in the throat area with a foul ball in the seventh.

A's starter Jesse Chavez completed 3 2-3 innings two days after his wife, Crystal, gave birth to the couple's third child, Dannie Rae. He allowed four runs — two earned — and seven hits. Chavez walked two and struck out one.

Eric Sogard drove in three runs for Oakland.

Lincecum, making his second start following three relief appearances, gave up four runs — three earned — and four hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless ninth for the Giants.

Brandon Crawford drove in a run, and Brandon Belt added two hits for San Francisco.

Josh Phegley had an RBI, and Mark Canha got two hits for the A's.

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