SAN DIEGO, April 6 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum struck out 13 through seven innings Wednesday to pick up his first win of the year in San Francisco's 8-4 victory over San Diego.
The defending World Series champion Giants took an 8-1 lead into the ninth before cutting short closer Brian Wilson's initial appearance of the season.
Lincecum (1-1) suffered a loss on opening day after being outdueled by Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he received 13 hits of support against the Padres.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed a run on three hits and did not walk a batter while throwing 103 pitches.
Buster Posey keyed the San Francisco offense with four RBI, two of them on a homer that highlighted a three-run first inning. Posey also had a two-run single during a four-run sixth.
Aubrey Huff added three RBI on doubles in the first and fifth innings and an infield single in the sixth.
Tim Stauffer (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. The lone San Diego run off Lincecum came on Nick Hundley's homer in the third.
Wilson, who came off the disabled list Wednesday, gave up three runs in the ninth and it took two more relievers to bring an end to the game. San Diego brought the potential tying run to the plate in Rob Johnson, but he flew out to center against Ramon Ramirez.