Lincecum returns to Giants' rotation
Monday should see the return of Tim Lincecum, who was scratched from his start last Tuesday because of back discomfort. He has healed quickly, however, and hasn't reported any discomfort since he resumed throwing Friday. With the roll Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright have been on, Lincecum might have some ground to make up in the NL Cy Young race. The extra rest will serve him well, though, and he should be just fine versus the Rockies.
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