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Giants Vs. Dodgers: Tim Lincecum, Chad Billingsley Square Off In Rubber Match

It's hard to say any game in early May is a must win for any ball club, but the San Francisco Giants certainly were in serious need of a W on Tuesday after their all-around beat down at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers the day before. Luckily Brett Pill and the G-Men managed to topple Clayton Kershaw (finally) and look to earn a series win on the road Wednesday against their arch rivals.

The Giants will have Tim Lincecum on the bump (2-2, 5.68) looking to build some momentum after stumbling a bit in his last outing, lastin only five innings along with three runs and four walks en route to a 6-4 Brewers victory. Timmy is just 5-4 lifetime against the boys in blue, including a 0-3 record against them in 2011, despite owning a 1.83 ERA and a .234 BAA in five starts versus L.A. last year.

The Dodgers will send out Chad Billingsley (2-2, 3.19) who has two losses in his last three starts. Billingsley is7-5 lifetime against San Francisco with a 3.24 ERA in 24 career games (19 starts) , but went 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA and .303 BAA in four starts against them last season.

First pitch is set for 7:10 pm. PT with coverage on NBC Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area, while FOX Sports Prime Ticket and 570 Fox Sports L.A. will have coverage down south.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the Dodgers side of things, check out True Blue L.A.

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