San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws in the fifth inning of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.Lincecum totally shut down the weakest-hitting team in the majors, striking out six and walking one. San Francisco fielders didn't need to make any exceptional plays to preserve Lincecum's gem.Lincecum (6-5) threw 113 pitches for this win. Last July 13 at San Diego, he threw 148 pitches while holding the Padres hitless.The 30-year-old right-hander became just the second pitcher in major league history to twice no-hit the same team. Addie Joss did it for Cleveland against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and again in 1910.This was the third no-hitter this season. Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers previously threw them.Chase Headley was San Diego's lone runner, walking in the second inning.
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