Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres' first no-hitter

SAN DIEGO (AP) After 7,858 games, the San Diego Padres are still waiting for their first no-hitter.

Jordan Lyles was the latest to give the long-sufferings fans hope that it could finally happen. After he retired his 22nd straight batter by striking out Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies to open the eighth inning Tuesday, the crowd of 19,598 at Petco Park got loud.

But then Trevor Story swatted an 0-1 pitch into left field for a single, leaving Lyles five outs shy of the first perfect game in Padres history. The Padres won 4-0 against the Rockies, Lyle's old team.

The Padres are the only major league team without a no-hitter. While the right-hander's effort was brilliant, it's now on the list of close calls that goes back to July 21, 1970, when manager Preston Gomez lifted Clay Kirby after eight no-hit innings against the New York Mets.

Asked if there as a protocol for how players react in the dugout during a no-no bid, manager Andy Green said: ''We don't really know. We've never had one.

''I'd love to see it,'' Green said. ''Honestly, in those moments, I'm just like everyone else. We want to see something special. We did see something very special today, but we were looking for five more outs.''

Story's single landed just in front of left fielder Franchy Cordero.

''After we struck out CarGo, that's when it kind of got real for me,'' said Lyles (1-1), who moved into the rotation last week. ''The crowd started to get loud and then we made two good pitches to Trevor.''

Story hit a slider that was down and away. ''I just saw a replay on TV. It was a good pitch, exactly where I would throw it again,'' Lyles said. ''But after he made contact, being a pitcher, you know places were balls land after contact and I felt like it was a good chance it was going to touch grass. But we made a good pitch. It was a clean hit, so it was all good.''

Lyles then walked Pat Valaika and made way for Kirby Yates after 85 pitches. Lyles matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. The Rockies hit only two balls out of the infield before Story singled.

This was the second-closest a Padres pitcher came to perfection. Chris Young lost a perfect game bid when he gave up a homer to Gabe Kapler with two outs in the eighth at Milwaukee on Sept. 7, 2008.

Tyson Ross lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth at Arizona on April 20 when Cordero appeared to misjudge a ball by Christian Walker.

San Diego was no-hit by four Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers on May 4 in Monterrey, Mexico.

''It was a little cutter and I was just trying to get on base,'' Story said. ''He was just attacking and getting ahead early and putting us behind. He made good two-strike pitches and he had some good stuff.''

Attacking Lyles is ''a little tricky sometimes because we know each other so well,'' Story said. ''He just got ahead of us early to every hitter and after that he was making pitches, too.''

The 27-year-old Lyles was making just his second start. His first came on May 10 after winless Bryan Mitchell was demoted to the bullpen. Lyles lost 2-1 to St. Louis that night, allowing two runs and five hits in five innings.

Green said Lyles had an excellent four-pitch mix with his fastball, curveball, slider and cutter, as well as ''angle, aggression and attack. ... It's a pretty good recipe. I definitely wasn't thinking that way from the first batter of the game, but it became apparent relatively quickly that he was cruising through a pretty good lineup.''

Said Rockies manager Bud Black: ''We couldn't handle the breaking balls. Obviously he pitched super aggressively. The pitch count was way down, the ball-strike ratio was really good. We just couldn't get to him. Then finally Trevor got a little ball up and hit a line drive to left. There's no doubt Lyles was on.

''The couple times that he's faced us he's had an aggressive, upbeat, momentum building delivery and he showed it today. We know that he has weapons and today it truly was working for him.''

Brad Hand earned a four-out save, his 12th In 14 chances.

Lyles was backed by two-run homers by Eric Hosmer and Christian Villanueva.

San Diego jumped on German Marquez (2-5) for a 2-0 lead after just six pitches. Travis Jankowski hit a leadoff single and Hosmer followed with a two-run homer to right-center on the first pitch he saw from Marquez.

Villanueva homered off Chris Rusin with two outs in the sixth, his 10th. Franmil Reyes, who made his major league debut Monday night, singled ahead of Villanueva for his first big league hit and was replaced by pinch-runner Manuel Margot.

Marquez allowed two runs and six hits in five innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Rookie LHP Joey Lucchesi was placed on the 10-day DL with a strained right hip. Lucchesi (3-2, 3.23) said he had tightness in his glutes during Monday night's loss to the Rockies, which was his ninth start.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.12) is scheduled to start the opener of a four-game series at San Francisco on Thursday night.

Padres: Rookie LHP Eric Lauer (1-2, 8.27) is slated to make his fifth big league start in the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

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  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (6), C. Villanueva (10)
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  • c-lined out for Rusin in the 8th
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F. Reyes RF30100012.143.143.143.2860.5
M. Margot PR-CF11000000.200.242.308.5511.0
R. Lopez C30100001.214.333.429.7621.0
C. Villanueva 3B31221010.238.316.525.8417.5
F. Galvis SS30000002.232.301.303.6040.0
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B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Hosmer (6), C. Villanueva (10)
    • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (16), C. Villanueva 2 (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva 2 (13)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Jankowski (4), E. Hosmer (3)
    • Picked Off - J. Pirela
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Wolters-Arenado-Valaika)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Marquez (L, 2-5)5.06221515.151.653.5
    C. Rusin2.02220216.271.343.0
    M. Dunn1.00001008.712.032.0
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Marquez (L, 2-5)5.0
    C. Rusin2.0
    M. Dunn1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lyles (W, 1-1)7.110011002.530.9134.0
    K. Yates (H, 6)0.10000100.710.950.5
    B. Hand (S, 12)1.10001202.451.0910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lyles (W, 1-1)7.1
    K. Yates (H, 6)0.1
    B. Hand (S, 12)1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 87-57, C. Rusin 30-19, M. Dunn 10-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-4, C. Rusin 2-2
    • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 21, C. Rusin 8, M. Dunn 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 85-64, K. Yates 5-3, B. Hand 23-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 8-4
    • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 24, K. Yates, B. Hand 5
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    G. Parra LF40000010.262.313.361.674-0.5
    N. Arenado 3B40000020.317.407.576.983-1.0
    C. Gonzalez RF30000020.219.260.396.655-1.0
    T. Story SS30100020.229.322.510.8320.0
    P. Valaika 1B-2B20000100.115.194.164.3581.0
    T. Wolters C30000012.138.261.241.502-0.5
    D. Castro 2B20000020.148.148.259.407-1.0
    a- C. Blackmon PH00000100.275.380.549.9291.0
    M. Dunn P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    G. Marquez P10000010.286.286.286.571-0.5
    b- N. Cuevas PH10000000.300.349.375.7240.0
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    • b-grounded out for Marquez in the 6th
    • c-lined out for Rusin in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Jankowski CF-RF31200100.370.463.522.9856.0
    E. Hosmer 1B41221011.270.369.487.8569.5
    J. Pirela 2B30000113.260.323.341.6640.5
    C. Asuaje 2B00000000.198.263.292.5550.0
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    C. Villanueva 3B31221010.238.316.525.8417.5
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    K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • HR - E. Hosmer (6), C. Villanueva (10)
      • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (16), C. Villanueva 2 (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Villanueva 2 (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Jankowski (4), E. Hosmer (3)
      • Picked Off - J. Pirela
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Wolters-Arenado-Valaika)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Marquez (L, 2-5)5.06221515.151.653.5
      C. Rusin2.02220216.271.343.0
      M. Dunn1.00001008.712.032.0
      Total8.0844272---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Marquez (L, 2-5)5.0
      C. Rusin2.0
      M. Dunn1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lyles (W, 1-1)7.110011002.530.9134.0
      K. Yates (H, 6)0.10000100.710.950.5
      B. Hand (S, 12)1.10001202.451.0910.0
      Total9.01002130---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lyles (W, 1-1)7.1
      K. Yates (H, 6)0.1
      B. Hand (S, 12)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 87-57, C. Rusin 30-19, M. Dunn 10-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 5-4, C. Rusin 2-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 21, C. Rusin 8, M. Dunn 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 85-64, K. Yates 5-3, B. Hand 23-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 8-4
      • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 24, K. Yates, B. Hand 5
      • 6TH INNING
        Villanueva homered to left center, Margot scored04
      • 1ST INNING
        Hosmer homered to right, Jankowski scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Carlos Asuaje at second
        • D. Dahl: Ball, Dahl lined out to center
        • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Foul, Story singled to left
        • P. Valaika: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked, Story to second
        • Kirby Yates relieved Jordan Lyles
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
        • Charlie Blackmon hit for Daniel Castro
        • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked, Story to third, Valaika to second
        • Ian Desmond hit for Chris Rusin
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Desmond lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mike Dunn pitching
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pirela walked
        • F. Cordero: Cordero fouled out to third
        • M. Margot: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pirela picked off at first, pitcher to first, Margot flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Ball, Parra flied out to left
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rusin Pitching:
        • J. Lyles: Ball, Strike looking, Lyles grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Jankowski grounded out to first
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to second
        • D. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Noel Cuevas hit for German Marquez
        • N. Cuevas: Strike looking, Cuevas grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Rusin pitching
        • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • F. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Reyes singled to center
        • Manuel Margot ran for Franmil Reyes
        • R. Lopez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lopez flied out to left
        • C. Villanueva: Pickoff attempt, Villanueva homered to left center, Margot scored
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Valaika grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • J. Lyles: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lyles struck out swinging
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jankowski singled to center
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Jankowski stole second, Hosmer grounded out to second, Jankowski to third
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • D. Dahl: Dahl flied out to center
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lopez flied out to shallow left
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Wolters popped out to shortstop
        • D. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jankowski walked
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer singled to right center, Jankowski to third
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Pirela popped out to second
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer stole second, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • P. Valaika: Foul, Ball, Valaika grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lopez singled to left center
        • C. Villanueva: Villanueva singled to right, Lopez to second
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to left
        • J. Lyles: Ball, Lyles hit into double play catcher to third to first, Lopez out at third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
        • G. Parra: Parra popped out to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Marquez Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jankowski singled to right
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer homered to right, Jankowski scored
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Cordero: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cordero grounded out to first
        • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)