Jul 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) throws during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Lincecum Throws No-Hitter as Giants Beat Padres, 9-0

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum cemented his place in history on Saturday night by throwing the first no-hitter of his career during the Giants 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Lincecum struck out thirteen batters during his outing.

With the no-hitter and multiple Cy Young awards, Lincecum joins an elite group of pitchers in MLB history:

Lincecum becomes the second pitcher to toss a no-hitter this month, just two weeks after Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, who has the past two no-hitters in MLB history. Bailey’s no-hitter conveniently came against the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco is now on a three-game winning streak, with one final game against the Padres before the all-star break.

Congratulations to Lincecum on his first no-hitter of his career. It is always a great moment in sports and a perfect way to end your final start before the break.

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