Lincecum Flirts With No-No, Settles For Win

It all looked so good, so dominant for six innings.

Then the wheels fell off for Tim Lincecum.  However, when the "wheels fall off" for Lincecum, that means he lost a no-hit bid, and allowed a few runs.  Oh yeah, he still won the game.

The reigning Cy Young Award winner was cruising along, throwing a no-hitter against the Padres Thursday night.  Then he took the mound in the seventh inning, and gave up a lead off hit to Tony Gwynn Jr.  With a shot at history gone, Lincecum's lost his concentration.  The Padres started chipping away at him, touching him up for three runs.  He didn't make it out of the inning, and had to "settle" for a 9-3 victory.

With the win, Lincecum heads into the All-Star break with a 10-2 record and a 2.33 ERA.  He will most likely be named the National League starting pitcher for the Mid Summer Classic.

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