(SAN DIEGO) -- Tim Lincecum pitched the first no-hitter of his career Saturday night, striking out 13 to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Lincecum (5-9) maintained his control early Saturday, only walking four and hitting one batter. He threw 148 pitches.
Hunter Pence made a spectacular diving catch in the 8th inning to keep the no-hitter intact. He also hit a home run and drove in five runs.
"I thought for sure it was a hit," Lincecum said. "You see Hunter flying out of nowhere making the flying grab. That was really impressive a big play for us."
The two-time Cy Young Award winner had been in a season-long funk after losing his past four decisions. This is his first victory since June 4.
Tim Stauffer (1-1) took the loss for the Padres. They remain the only MLB team without a no-hitter.
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