Giants' Lincecum Throws First No-Hitter

By The Associated Press
|  Sunday, Jul 14, 2013  |  Updated 1:57 AM EDT
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Giants' Lincecum Throws First No-Hitter

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is bent over as water hits the crowd of Giant players celebrating Lincecum's no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

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Tim Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was the loser when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey no-hit the Giants on July 2, the first in the majors this year.

Lincecum (5-9) was in control from the start, striking out 13 and throwing a career-high 148 pitches.

Still, he needed some help. Pence caught Alexi Amarista's sinking liner with a full dive to end the eighth.

Lincecum had been struggling coming in, losing his previous four decisions and hadn't won since June 4 against Toronto. He hadn't won on the road since April 3 at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Then again, he'd gotten only 12 runs of support in his last 10 starts.

The Padres remain the only team without a no-hitter. 

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