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Vogelsong lifts Giants over Mets, 5-1

NEW YORK -- On Adam Duvall's first day in the big leagues, Tim Lincecum no-hit the San Diego Padres. Matt Duffy and Jarrett Parker were the ones called up from the minor leagues Friday, and the rookies saw another Giants right-hander flirt with a historic achievement.

Ryan Vogelsong no-hit the New York Mets through the first five innings and settled for his first career nine-inning complete game. Vogelsong gave up just two hits in a 5-1 win on the first night of a 10-game road trip.

The Giants haven't given Vogelsong much support over the past month, but they had two promising rallies Friday. A Mets error put Giants on first and third in the second, and Brandon Crawford followed with a single. Hunter Pence's groundout later in the inning gave Vogelsong a 2-0 lead.

Crawford tripled with one out in the seventh, and Vogelsong was hit by a pitch. Pence followed with a triple that scored two. The Giants had not had two triples in the same inning since Aug. 16. Duffy's flare to left a batter later was his first career hit and gave the Giants a 5-0 lead.

Lucas Duda ended the shutout bid with an eighth-inning homer, but Vogelsong had thrown just 93 pitches and was allowed to come back out. He needed just nine more to get his first complete game since a rain-shortened game in 2011. He threw just six innings that day.

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