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Lincecum’s outing marked the first time one Cy Young Award winner relieved another in the World Series since Baltimore’s Jim Palmer came in for Mike Flanagan in 1983 against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to STATS LLC.

Zito and Lincecum shared a nice moment after this one.

“He’s a lot tougher than people think and he’s got a lot of pride and respect for the game,” general manager Brian Sabean said of Zito. “He really wanted to be out there.”