Giants' Star Hospitalized
Tim Lincecum was hospitalized Tuesday with flulike symptoms, preventing the young San Francisco Giants star from attending his first All-Star game.
Lincecum was taken from his hotel to New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling ill early in the day, said Katy Feeney, senior vice president in the commissioner's office.
The right-hander was released later in the afternoon after getting treatment for flulike symptoms and dehydration, the Giants said in a statement issued about 45 minutes before the start of the game.
``He's resting comfortably,'' team spokesman Matt Chisholm said.
Lincecum's locker at Yankee Stadium between National League starter Ben Sheets and Edinson Volquez was untouched before the game. His jersey and a Giants hat hung on a hook on the wall as his NL teammates milled around.
Giants reliever Brian Wilson, dressing half a dozen lockers away, said he hadn't spoken to Lincecum, who also missed the All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade on Tuesday.
``I think it was just one of those things that just hit him this morning,'' said Wilson, who was left to ride alone in the back of a pickup truck up Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.
Lincecum was among several pitchers on the NL roster who threw Sunday, giving manager Clint Hurdle a tired group for the Midsummer Classic. Lincecum struck out nine over eight innings to beat fellow All-Star Ryan Dempster and the Cubs.
One of three pitchers in Giants history to win 10 of his first 11 decisions, Lincecum (11-2) leads the major leagues with 135 strikeouts and is fourth among starters with a 2.57 ERA. He's lost just once since April 29.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Matt Cain would start their first game after the All-Star break, Friday against Milwaukee. Jonathan Sanchez is scheduled to pitch Saturday and Lincecum on Sunday.
The probable lineup means Lincecum is unlikely to miss his next start, Chisholm said.
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