San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum tossed the club’s 15th no hitter in a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Saturday night.
Lincecum (5-9, 4.29 ERA) hurled 148 pitches in his no-hit performance, striking out 13 batters along the way.
The Giants were victims of a no hitter just 11 days ago when the Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey notched the first no hitter in the Majors this season. Lincecum was the losing pitcher in the 3-0 loss on July 2.
It was the first no hitter by a Giants pitcher since Matt Cain threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros on June 13, 2012, at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Lincecum was aided by a strong Giants offensive effort, which included 3-for-4 nights by both Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, and a 2-for-4, 5-RBI effort by Hunter Pence.
The Giants go for a four-game sweep of the Padres Sunday before heading into the All-Star break. Barry Zito toes the rubber for the Giants against Eric Stults of the Padres. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.