SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Jimenez's RBI double broke a fifth-inning tie Wednesday and lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 Cactus League victory over the Giants, who have lost five consecutive decisions.
Gerardo Parra opened the fifth against Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt with his second single of the game, before crossing the plate as Jimenez lashed his second double of the afternoon.
San Francisco pulled even on Brandon Belt's homer in the fourth.
Giants right-hander Tim Hudson, whose preparation had been delayed by his recovery from right ankle surgery in January, stranded two runners while working a scoreless first inning in his Cactus League debut.
That was the only inning pitched by Lincecum, who complained of a sore neck.
"I'm not going to get much done, or at least much positive work in, trying to pitch with a little jammed neck," he said.
Giants up next: San Francisco will welcome a new non-roster invitee -- Will Ferrell. The famed actor and comedian plans to play every position spread out over five Cactus League games, including the Giants-White Sox contest (4:05 p.m. PT, sfgiants.com webcast). With Giants starters now on a five-man rotation, left-hander Madison Bumgarner is likely to make his third Cactus League outing.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.