Tim Lincecum, former ace and two-time CY Young award winner, who was relegated to the bullpen last year during a World Series run and rumored to go back this year, tossed his first career no-hitter and 15th no-hitter in Giants history.

It took Lincecum 148 pitches over nine innings, but he got the job done in a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

Of course, you need good defense along the way.  Lincecum got it.  Third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a back-handed stab and a long throw to first and Hunter Pence caught a sinking line drive hit by Alexi Amarista that finished off the eighth inning.

This is the second no-hitter this season in the big leagues.  Homer Bailey of the Reds tossed the first.

By:  Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," M-F 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MikeLSports.

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