• Giants 2, Mets 0: Believe it or not, Tim Lincecum, the two-time defending National League Cy Young Award winner, had never recorded a win against the Mets entering Thursday's game. He has a win now. Lincecum threw a six-hit shutout, and R.A. Dickey was a tough-luck loser. The Mets did get Carlos Beltran back. He played center field and batted cleanup and went 1-for-4. Good sign: He tried steal a base after his only hit. Bad sign: He got thrown out. The Mets continue the four-game set (and 11-game road trip) Friday.
  • Liberty 75, Mystics 67: Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points as the Liberty beat the Mystics for the first time this season. Janel McCarville had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell tied a team record with seven steals. New York won for the fifth time in seven games.