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Giants' Starter Tim Lincecum No-Hits the San Diego Padres

Tim Lincecum has thrown his second career no-hitter against the San Diego Padres Wednesday afternoon. His other no-hitter came last July versus the Padres as well.

San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown his second career no-hitter and second against the Padres - Mandatory Credit: Eric Risberg/Associated Press

San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown his second career no-hitter and second against the Padres – Mandatory Credit: Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Get your “freak” on – San Francisco Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum just knows how to make hitters whiff.

Walking just one batter, Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter Wednesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres; the same team he accomplished that feat against last July.

With his second no-hitter in back-to-back seasons, Lincecum became the 32nd pitcher to ever own two no-hit outings, and is the first starter to do this since Cincinnati Reds’ hurler Homer Bailey did it last year.

In terms of franchise history, the Giants now have had one pitcher to throw a no-hitter in three consecutive seasons – Cain in 2012 and Lincecum in 2013 and ’14 – and the last team to achieve this milestone was the Anaheim Angels from 1973-75, in which the legendary Nolan Ryan threw all three. Lincecum also is only the second pitcher in Giants’ history to throw two no-hitters.

Lincecum now joins Bailey, Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher Mark Buehrle, and Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander as the only active pitchers to have two career no-hitters.

Lincecum also became the third pitcher this season to throw a no-hitter, and the third pitcher out of the N.L. West to do it. Dodgers’ pitchers Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw were the others.

Throwing 113 pitches, Lincecum walked just one and struck out six batters in nine innings.

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