Lincecum had been dealing with neck soreness from sleeping awkwardly since March 11, a day that saw the Giants right-hander give up three runs on three hits in one inning against the Brewers. On Saturday, though, Lincecum yielded just one run on two hits in four innings, walking one and throwing 41 pitches (24 for strikes).
"Results aside, it was just nice to get up and get down four innings and get my work in," Lincecum said. "I felt pretty good."
Weaver made an adjustment in his delivery late in his March 11 start and has immediately seen the results. In his last two outings, the Angels' ace has given up just one run in 10 1/3 innings, scattering five hits, walking one and striking out 11. Weaver threw 85 pitches, 52 of them for strikes, while shutting the Giants out through 5 1/3 innings Saturday.
"It's been good," Weaver said of the timing in his delivery. "I'm still getting amped up early on, but was able to settle down there in the third inning, get the timing down. Everything is working over the rubber nicely. I've been working in between starts to get that timing down and it's been nice game-wise, getting out there and having everything work for you."
The Angels got on the board in the first on a leadoff double by fourth outfielder Collin Cowgill, a sacrifice bunt by potential utility man Taylor Featherston and a sacrifice fly by Marc Krauss, a candidate for the final bench spot.
With a couple of non-roster relievers on the mound for the Angels, the Giants plated two runs in the sixth on a passed ball and an RBI single by potential backup catcher Hector Sanchez.
Krauss added an opposite-field RBI double off Yusmeiro Petit in the bottom half to tie the game at 2.
Angels Up Next:C.J. Wilson will make only his second Cactus League appearance when the Angels play the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on Sunday. The veteran left-hander was previously scratched from back-to-back starts, first because he tweaked his left knee during pitchers' fielding practice and then because he was sick. But Wilson threw three scoreless innings during the Angels' scheduled off-day Wednesday and will take the ball on three days' rest to stay lined up for the second game of the regular season, April 7 in Seattle. Game time Sunday is 1:05 p.m. PT on Fox Sports West and MLB.TV. The Giants will have a split squad.