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Reds rout Giants, Tim Lincecum 11-0 in series opener

  • Giants' starter Tim Lincecum walks to the dugout after giving up five runs in the first two innings of Monday night's loss to the Reds. (MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO — Bronson Arroyo's latest impressive performance at AT&T Park brought back memories of his Game 2 win in the playoffs last fall.

Arroyo tossed a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first regular-season victory in San Francisco and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

Arroyo (9-7) struck out six and didn't walk a batter in his 15th career complete game, a 108-pitch gem that ended in 2 hours, 45 minutes. He had run support, and then some.

"Guys just kept hitting," he said. "I didn't know how many hits we had and I looked up in the ninth and it was 17 hits. That's unbelievable."

Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo homered in the second inning off Lincecum, pitching for the first time since his no-hitter at San Diego.

Jay Bruce also hit a solo homer, Todd Frazier added a three-run double and Derrick Robinson, a late addition to the lineup, had three hits. The Reds finished with nine extra-base hits.

"I couldn't have ordered it up any better than that," manager Dusty Baker said.

Robinson also provided the defensive highlight. Jeff Francoeur's two-out fly to center in the ninth appeared destined for the other side of the fence, and even Arroyo thought his shutout was gone. Robinson instead made a leaping grab after the ball initially popped out of his glove.

Lincecum (5-10) was roughed up in his first start since throwing his first career no-hitter in a 148-pitch performance July 13.

The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner received a rousing ovation during pregame introductions, then immediately struggled while pitching on eight days' rest after tossing the 15th no-hitter in franchise history and seventh since the club moved West in 1958.

The Giants were handed their most lopsided shutout loss since getting beaten 11-0 by Arizona on Aug. 27, 2009.

"Honestly, it's a little bit embarrassing," first baseman Brandon Belt said. "It's something we definitely want to change. We can stop it right now and go out and win a couple of ballgames and be right back in it."

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