San Francisco Giants’ ace Tim Lincecum pitched seven scoreless innings on Saturday as the G-Men downed the Astros 9-0 for their second straight victory. Lincecum has now pitched 23 scoreless innings over his last three outings.

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Thanks to Lincecum and a pitching staff that also includes potential 20-game winner Matt Cain and two former Cy Young Award winners in Randy Johnson and Barry Zito, the Giants currently have the second best record in the National League and are leading the NL Wild Card.

Lincecum has amassed a 9-2 record to this point in the season and currently owns a 2.23 ERA and a staggering 1.05 WHIP. He’s simply been unhittable over his last three outings and is showing no signs of a letdown after winning the Cy Young Award last year in just his first full season.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction, the Giants are currently 35/1 long shots to win the 2009 World Series. While they certainly don’t have the offense to rack up a ton of runs, the Giants’ pitching is outstanding and would be incredibly tough to beat in a seven game series if they make the postseason. Believe it or not, the G-Men offer a ton of value at 35/1.

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Posted: 7/4/09 10:30PM ET