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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Chris Paddack loses no-hit bid on Starlin Castro home run

Chris Paddack

Chris Paddack was making a bid to become the first San Diego Padres pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter, but he lost it in the eighth inning Wednesday on a solo home run by Starlin Castro.

Paddack had gone seven innings against the Miami Marlins without allowing a hit, but Castro led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run to left.

Paddack remained in the game to get two more outs before being lifted for a reliever. His final line was one hit, one run and one walk allowed over 7.2 innings. He struck out eight.

The 23-year-old rookie entered the game 5-4 with a 2.84 ERA.

The Padres have been around since 1969 and amazingly remain the only team in the league never to have a no-hitter.

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