Lincecum retired the first two Padres in the eighth inning. The starter struck out catcher Rene Rivera to start the inning, his 12th strikeout of the game. Chris Denorfia then hit a groundout to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the second out of the inning, but Everth Cabrera drew a walk to extend the inning, bringing Alexi Amarista to the plate.Hunter Pence made a great catch in right field to keep the no-hitter intact.
Lincecum has pitched well in Petco Park throughout his career. He entered Saturday with an 2.48 ERA in 80 innings at San Diego, striking out 102 batters while issuing 30 walks. Overall, Lincecum has an 11-6 record against the Padres with a 2.34 ERA in 24 starts.