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Padres Pounce On Lincecum, Beat Giants 5-3

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Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Will Venable hit his second home run of the season and the San Diego Padres pounced on Tim Lincecum in a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Chase Headley, Orlando Hudson and Ryan Ludwick each had an RBI off Lincecum (6-7) to chase the Giants’ ace after five innings. Nick Hundley added an RBI single in the eighth and Venable’s solo shot came in the ninth.

Clayton Richard (5-9) struck out two and gave up two hits and three walks in five innings. After two separate four-game losing streaks this season, the lefty has won three straight.

Heath Bell allowed a run in the ninth and put the potential tying runs in scoring position with one out. Then he got Andres Torres to fly out and Aaron Rowand to ground out for his 25th save.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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