Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres, again
Strong out of the gate
Tim Lincecum got off to a hot start, striking out the first two batters he faced.
Crawford sets the table
Brandon Crawford hit his eighth triple of the season with one out in the second...
Hector Sanchez, who has essentially become Lincecum's personal catcher, hit a fly ball to center field...
... and Brandon Crawford trotted home to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.
With runners at first and third and two outs, Pablo Sandoval doubled to left center field...
Lincecum didn't just pitch
... and Lincecum scored to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. Lincecum didn't just toss a no-hitter on Wednesday. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs.
Posey in the zone
Buster Posey's two-run double in the seventh gave the Giants a 4-0 lead. The 2012 MVP went 4-for-4 with two RBI and is now hitting .291 on the season. He was hitting .254 on May 28.
Give me a hug!
The 27th out came on Will Venable's groundout to second base, triggering the celebration...
Pablo wants in
Pablo Sandoval was the second player to greet Lincecum
The more the merrier
Buster Posey caught Lincecum's no-hitter in San Diego last July, but played first base for this one...
A day to remember...
Lincecum's no-hitter is the 8th in San Francisco Giants history, and the 16th in franchise history.