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Padres top Mets 2-1 after Despaigne 0-hit bid ends

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm •  Published: July 20, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego's 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith's run-scoring infield single in the ninth.

Making his fifth major league start, Despaigne didn't allow a hit until Daniel Murphy doubled to left-center with two outs in the eighth. San Diego, the only active major league franchise without a no-hitter, was playing its 7,264th regular-season game and has played 34 more in the postseason.

The Mets were the only other active big league team without a no-hitter before Johan Santana pitched one against St. Louis in June 2012 during New York's 8,020th regular-season game.