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SAN FRANCISCO - Homer Bailey heard frequent reminders that he had a no-hit bid in progress. Jose Calderon Jersey . Not anyone on the Cincinnati bench mentioned it, however. "I wasnt really thinking about it, other than the fan just above our dugout who kept yelling at me about it," Bailey said. "That was nice of him." Bailey made a strong bid for yet another no-hitter, shutting down San Francisco until Buster Poseys two-out single in the seventh inning and pitching the Reds past the Giants 4-0 Sunday. Bailey has thrown no-hitters in each of the last two seasons, and did it against the Giants at home last July 2. He came close to pitching the latest gem at AT&T Park — the ballpark was the scene of Tim Lincecums no-hitter Wednesday against San Diego. "I had pretty good stuff, got a lot of early outs and we scored enough runs," Bailey said. "It was our lucky day, I guess." Bailey (8-4) finished with a three-hitter as the Reds completed their first four-game sweep in San Francisco since 1972 at Candlestick Park. Billy Hamilton, Brandon Phillips, Brayan Pena and Skip Schumaker drove in runs as the Reds won their season-best fifth straight and eighth in nine overall. The Giants were swept in a four-game series for the first time in their ballpark that opened in 2000. San Francisco has lost 15 of 19 while watching its lead dwindle in the NL West. "We got them at the right time," Schumaker said. "Its still a playoff team, in my opinion. They are too good of a team. Im just happy to get out of here while they were struggling a little bit." Bailey walked one and struck out seven in his fourth career shutout and sixth complete game. Bailey walked Gregor Blanco leading off the fourth, but later caught him taking off early for third base and threw him out. That was all the Giants got into Posey singled cleanly to right-centre field. Pablo Sandovals bloop single moved Posey to third, but Bailey struck out Michael Morse looking to end the inning. "We ran into four starters as dominant as four starters Ive ever seen before," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "They caught everything we hit. They are as hot as any team, and as cold as we are, its what we have to deal with." Bailey was trying to become just the sixth pitcher with at least three career no-hitters. Nolan Ryan leads that list with seven. "He pitched efficiently and we played great defence," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "When the outs are coming so early in the count, he has a chance." Tim Hudson (7-5) allowed two runs on five hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out six. Hes lost his last two starts at home after opening the season with seven straight wins. "My delivery felt a lot better and my timing was good," Hudson said. "They had one or two opportunities to score and they took advantage. I felt like I made a pretty good pitch on Hamilton. Every little run counts in a game like this." Hamiltons two-out double in the third drove in the Reds first run, and with the way Hudson was pitching — he retired 12 of 13 following the double — Bailey needed to be nearly perfect. The Reds tacked on three runs in the ninth against Jeremy Affledt, who took over for Hudson after Todd Frazier started the frame with a single. Affledt balked, hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, allowed three hits and an inherited runner to score and got his only out on Phillips sacrifice fly. NOTES: Bochy announced before the game he would be going with a closer-by-committee for the time being, with RHP Sergio Romo in the mix. "I think its time to tweak it a little bit, get guys on track," Bochy said. ... Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) could rejoin the team Friday in San Diego, but not likely before then. ... Lincecum (6-5, 4.42) makes his first start since throwing his second career no-hitter. Hell face the Cardinals and Marco Gonzales (0-0, 9.00) on Tuesday night. ... Mat Latos (1-0, 2.89) will start Monday nights game in San Diego for the Reds. ... The Reds have won their last five series and are 6-0-1 in their past seven. ... Hamiltons 16th double gives him the lead among NL rookies, breaking a tie with Arizonas Chris Owings, who is on the DL. ... The other pitchers with three or more no-hitters: Sandy Koufax with four and Cy Young, Bob Feller and 1880s pitcher Larry Corcoran with three. Shaquille ONeal Jersey . - While a fast-paced offence has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed. Custom Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys . Or at least on everyone elses expectations. Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process. http://www.authenticcavaliersauthority.com/lebron-james-cavaliers-jersey-c-12/ . But the young forward is more than willing to shed a little blood if thats what it takes to make the team this season. "It caught me pretty good, dazed me for that shift, but I didnt want to be off the ice for too long," he said after practice, his lip still bleeding a little despite the plastic stitches holding it together.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When a team misses the playoffs for three straight seasons, coaches and players attract critics.Longtime coach Tom Coughlin has been under the microscope for weeks with the New York Giants (5-9) out of contention, and now some of his best players are being criticized.Safety and defensive captain Antrel Rolle is the latest. The 10-year veteran is in the final year of a five-year contract that is paying him a $7 million base salary, and his play has not been as good as a year ago when he led the team in tackles (106) and interceptions (6).While many wonder whether the 32-year-old should be re-signed, Rolle has no doubts that he can still help the Giants.Is this my best season? No, it is not my best season, Rolle said Wednesday. Am I playing ball? Yes, I am definitely playing ball. I am not giving up touchdowns; I am not giving up huge plays. I am playing the way I am supposed to be playing. I am playing multiple roles.Rolle said he just does his assignments without worrying too much about what spectators say.Rolle has been a force in the Giants secondary since joining the team as a free agent in 2010. He had no less than 96 tackles in his first four seasons and many times played out of position because they defence didnt have a nickel on third downs, so he moved into the box.With two games left in the season, Rolle has 74 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defended. The last couple of weeks though, he seemingly has been out of position for several plays, although thats been the norm for the defence in thiss season marked by injuries. Channing Frye Jersey. Rolle said what fans see on the field does not always reflect what a player is being asked to do. If someone misses an assignment, the blame might be thrust on someone who was closest to the play.I know what kind of player I am, Rolle said. I know what kind of player I have always been. I have always been a guy who makes my own way no matter what it is. You doubt me? I love when you doubt me. I am going to go out there and kill you the next time around.Rolle did seem to make three bad plays against Washington. He dropped an interception late in the first half on a second and goal play. It didnt hurt though because Robert Griffin III lost a fumble out of the end zone, ending the half.The former Miami product also missed a tackle on a short third-quarter pass, which Andre Roberts turned into a 61-yard catch and run. Later in the same series, he was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty that led to a field goal.When the blame is his, he accepts it.Sometimes you have to live with what you put out there on the field, you take what they give you, he said. Like I said, as far as my play, last year I would say was my better year being here with the Giants, this year has been a good year for me.NOTES: LB Jameel McClain (knee) and RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. QB Eli Manning was happy not being on the injury report this week. 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