Lincecum done in by Goldschmidt again

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The scene is becoming all too familiar for Tim Lincecum as he watches Paul Goldschmidt launch home run after home run.

Seven of them, to be exact. And two in seven days.

Lincecum surrendered the Arizona star’s three-run homer in the first inning and a third-inning sacrifice fly that sent the Diamondbacks past the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

“I had to get my out any way I could, and I didn’t get any outs,” Lincecum said. “I just have to start leaning on a little bit more of my strength and not necessarily his weaknesses. I know he’s got some holes here and there, but I have to mix up my pitch counts and my pitch routines.”

Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and finished a double shy of the cycle, while Eric Chavez added an RBI triple for his first hit in his first start of the year for Arizona.

Goldschmidt is batting .542 (13-for-24) with seven homers and 17 RBIs all-time against Lincecum, including a two-run homer last week at Chase Field.

His latest homer marked the 22nd time an opposing right-handed hitter homered to AT&T; Park’s right field.

“He’s got to make better pitches on him, that’s pretty simple,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He got that ball up. Next time, he threw a decent slider, but that ball was up, too. It’s all about executing your pitches and you have to keep your focus. You can’t think about it.”

Goldschmidt insists his fortunes could turn in a hurry against Lincecum, and that he doesn’t think about the streak.

Yet, Goldschmidt has been such a nemesis for Lincecum, the exasperated pitcher said last week he might have to throw underhanded to try to stymie the slugger.

“I was kind of worried it may go foul, but I think the wind actually helped keep it fair. It was right down the line,” Goldschmidt said. “You know Lincecum’s a very good pitcher. So you just go up there and try to have a good at-bat and try to hit the ball hard, and fortunately I was able to get one there in the first inning. It really doesn’t change. Try to have a good at-bat, try to keep it simple.”

Michael Morse and Buster Posey hit solo homers against Bronson Arroyo (1-0), who won his third straight decision against San Francisco.

Arroyo was staked to a nice lead early and worked five innings to earn his first win since joining the D-backs in February. He had a no-decision against the Giants last Thursday.

Parra led off the game with a triple, Martin Prado walked and Goldschmidt sent a 1-1 fastball into the elevated right-field arcade. He added a sacrifice fly in the third, then was booed each time he stepped into the batter’s box in the late innings.

“Hopefully the streak continues,” manager Kirk Gibson said. “It’s amazing.”

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