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Lincecum Can't Get It Done, Continues Shaky Play In Loss To Padres

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Miguel Tejada went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs, and the San Diego Padres knocked out Tim Lincecum in the fourth inning en route to topping the San Francisco Giants, 8-2, in the rubber match of a key National League West clash.

Chase Headley and Yorvit Torrealba each had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, with Torrealba notching his third home run of the season for the Padres, who now own a 3 1/2 game lead over the Giants atop the division.

Wade LeBlanc (7-10) picked up the win as a result of seven effective innings, as he gave up two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning seven.

LeBlanc looked more like a two-time Cy Young Award winner than Lincecum (11-7), who lost a third straight start for the first time in his career.

The 26-year-old right-hander was touched for six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and three walks in 3 2/3 frames and has pitched to a 9.00 earned- run average during his recent skid.

San Fran pulled out a 3-2 win in 11 innings on Saturday to snap San Diego's five-game win streak, but were once again stymied by the best pitching staff in baseball on Sunday.

Buster Posey was the Giants' lone offensive threat, recording three of their four hits and belting a two-run homer in the third inning.

Lincecum retired the next two, but Tejada blooped a single in front of Andres Torres in center to plate a pair for a 4-0 game.

Pablo Sandoval's throwing error on a possible double-play ball allowed Headley to score in the third, and Lincecum was pulled an inning later following Ryan Ludwick's run-scoring single through the left side of the infield.

Torrealba's shot down the left-field line in the fifth stayed fair for his first round-tripper since July 17, and Headley's two-out hit to center in the sixth scored Tejada for the game's final tally.

Joe Thatcher and Ernesto Frieri each threw a perfect inning of relief for the Padres, whose pitching staff came into Sunday's action first in the majors with a 3.22 ERA...The Giants have failed to score more than two runs in nine of their 11 meetings this season and trail the series, 9-2...It's the second time this season Lincecum has given up five or more earned runs in consecutive starts, having done so against Arizona and Washington back in May. He came into the game with a 1.67 earned run average over 11 career starts against the Padres...Adrian Gonzalez was the only Padres position player held without a hit, going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts...San Diego next heads to Chicago for a four-game series with the Cubs starting on Monday, while San Francisco has a day off before opening a three-game set at Philadelphia.