Sep 2, 2010 2:54 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch-runner Darren Ford scored the go-ahead run from second base on a wild pitch and throwing error in the eighth inning, helping Tim Lincecum end a career-worst
five-start skid in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.
Ubaldo Jimenez (17-6) was denied in his fifth attempt at a franchise-record 18th win. He lost his third straight start and fourth consecutive decision dating to a win over the Giants on Aug. 4.
The Giants gained another game on the first-place Padres, pulling within three games in the NL West race after San Diego lost its seventh in a row.
Lincecum (12-9) won for the first time since July 30.
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