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      Tim Lincecum throws first career no hitter vs Padres.


      Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.


      Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was the loser when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey no-hit the Giants on July 2, the first in the majors this year.


      Lincecum (5-9) was in control from the start, striking out 13 and throwing a career-high 148 pitches.


      Still, he needed some help. Pence caught Alexi Amarista's sinking liner with a full dive to end the eighth.


      The Padres remain the only team without a no-hitter.

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