San Francisco Giants Pitcher Tim Lincecum Tosses 2nd Career No-Hitter Against Padres

by Carlos E. Castañeda

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum pitched his second career no-hitter Wednesday in a win against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park.

Lincecum faced one batter over the minimum, walking Chase Headley in the second inning and striking out six batters. Lincecum also had two hits of his own Wednesday and scored two runs.

It is Lincecum’s 2nd no-hitter within 12 months. He becomes the 32nd pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw more than one no-hitter.

The 30-year-old Lincecum’s previous no-hitter was also against the Padres on July 13, 2013 at Petco Park in San Diego.

The only other Giants player to toss more than one no-hitter was Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson in 1901 and 1905.

Along with his two no-hitters, Lincecum is also a two-time Cy Young award winner as well as a two-time World Series champion for the Giants.

It was the third no-hitter thrown at AT&T Park, all by Giants pitchers. Jonathan Sanchez also did it to the Padres in a 9-0 win on July 10, 2009, while Matt Cain pitched a perfect game on June 13, 2012 in a 10-0 win over Houston Astros.

It was the third no-hitter thrown this season. The previous two were tossed by Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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