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No-one could lay a bat on 'The Freak' in San Francisco

Tim Lincecum was scarily good against the hapless San Diego Padres.

Tim Lincecum is mobbed by his Giants teammates.
Tim Lincecum is mobbed by his Giants teammates.
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TIM LINCECUM HELD San Diego hitless in a 4-0 San Francisco victory as the righthander recorded his second career no-hitter — with both coming against the Padres.

Lincecum also no-hit the Padres last July as he became just the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to no-hit the same team twice, joining hall of famer Addie Joss who did it against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and 1910.

“I am not saying I needed to do that by myself but to just be a part of that is fun,” Lincecum said. The 30-year-old, who has two World Series championship rings, was just one walk away from a perfect game. Nicknamed ‘The Freak’ by his Giants teammates, he struck out six batters in front of a crowd of 41,500 at AT&T Park.

Lincecum capped the no-hitter by getting Padres batter Will Venable to ground out in the ninth which sparked a celebration near Lincecum’s pitching mound. Giants second baseman Joe Panik threw to first baseman Buster Posey to end the game against the weak-hitting Padres.

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