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No-no has no effect on Giant

SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum walked into the Giants' clubhouse Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body.

No small matter, considering Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first career no-hitter late Saturday night, beating the Padres 9-0.

While Lincecum was trying to put his feat into perspective, he said his arm was okay. "I haven't played catch yet, but right now I feel good," said Lincecum, who never ices his arm after starts.

It turns out there was no ice of any kind Saturday night. "Not even in the drinks that I didn't have," he said with a laugh.

"I said to him, 'One time, can you ice it?' " manager Bruce Bochy recalled.

Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, said he had a low-key celebration. He spoke by phone with his father and spent time with his girlfriend and his two dogs.

"It kind of goes back to what my dad tells me: 'Don't get too excited about the good stuff and don't get too down about the bad stuff,' " he said. "I'm trying to hover in the middle."

Pitching coach Dave Righetti said Lincecum's pitch count became an issue in the sixth inning. "The only way he was staying in was if he didn't give up a hit," he said

All-Star replacements: In addition to Pirates reliever Mark Melancon joining the NL roster as an injury replacement, NL manager Bruce Bochy selected Sergio Romo, his Giants closer, as a replacement, along with Atlanta C Brian McCann. St. Louis closer Edward Mujica was chosen to fill in for teammate Adam Wainwright, who started Sunday. Pirates LHP Jeff Locke, Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann and Braves 1B Freddie Freeman are hurt and will miss Tuesday's game.

Freeman, who jammed his thumb Saturday, had made the roster by finishing ahead of Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig in the fan vote.

Baltimore RHP Chris Tillman, Kansas City closer Greg Holland and Oakland closer Grant Balfour were chosen by AL/Detroit manager Jim Leyland to replace Tigers ace Justin Verlander, Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma and Oakland's Bartolo Colon, who all started Sunday.

Another Stellar First start: Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman became the third rookie in four days to pitch no-hit ball into the sixth inning of his first big-league start, joining Houston's Jarred Cosart (against the Rays) and Cleveland's Danny Salazar. Workman, roughed up in two innings of relief Wednesday at Seattle, took a no-hitter into the seventh Sunday in a 3-2 loss to the A's when Coco Crisp hit a leadoff infield single. "I had some (butterflies) in Seattle for my debut, but I was pretty comfortable out there on the mound (Sunday)," said Workman, who became the first Red Sox pitcher in 79 years to allow three or fewer baserunners in his first start.

A-Rod rehab: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, including a double, in Class A Tampa's 4-3 win over visiting Bradenton. Next up: Double-A Trenton on Monday.

No-no has no effect on Giant 07/14/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:06pm]
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