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Giants vs. Brewers, Schedule Preview: Tim Lincecum Set to Duel Shawn Marcum in Series Opener

The Milwaukee Brewers have the best home winning record in baseball. The Giants have played the fourth most road games this season thus far. Put that together with two top notch pitching staffs and you’ve got yourself a great weekend worth of baseball.

Tim Lincecum (4-4 2.06) is riding the lowest ERA in the NL this month at 0.93 and is coming off of a three hit shutout of the Oakland A’s last weekend, earning him co-player of the week honors in the NL. The 21 straight Athletics he retired was a career high, and has a 1-0 record lifetime at Miller Park with a 1.29 ERA. But Shaun Marcum could care less about any of that.

Marcum (6-1 2.37 ERA) has been lights out for the majority of the 2011 season so far, who after losing his season debut has gone undefeated since posting a 2.09 ERA and hasn’t allowed more than one run in six of his 10 starts this year. Marcum seemingly has made the move American to National leagues effortlessly and has been a large boost to the Brewers roster. He’s definitely a guy the struggling Giants offense wouldn’t like to see right out of the gate on their road trip.

First pitch today is set for 5:10 PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area, MLB Network, and KNBR 680 AM.

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