Johnson and Lincecum strong in spring debuts



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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum made successful spring debuts on Monday in the San Diego Padres' 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Johnson, who signed a one-year, $8 million free-agent contract with San Diego after spending the 2013 season with Toronto, pitched two hitless innings and struck out two. He was on the disabled list for part of 2013 and had surgery on Oct. 1 to remove bone spurs and loose cartilage in his right elbow.

Lincecum, who signed a two-year, $35 million deal in the offseason after finishing 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 2013, gave up a hit, walked one and struck out one in two innings. He was the National League's Cy Young Award winner in 2008 and 2009.

The Padres' Alexi Amarista broke a scoreless tie with a home run to lead off what would prove to be a six-run sixth, and Tommy Medica hit a two-run shot.

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Don Ketchum

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