Ross loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 8th, Padres top D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) As Tyson Ross said, ''It got close, but no cigar.''

That's the way it's always been over the last half-century when the San Diego Padres flirt with a no-hitter.

Ross lost his bid to pitch the first one in the history of the Padres when rookie center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misjudge a ball with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Playing their 7,835th game since joining the majors in 1969, the Padres again came agonizingly close to their first no-no. They remain the only team in the big leagues that has never thrown a no-hitter.

As he mowed down the Diamondbacks with a dominant slider and effective fastball, Ross tried not to think about what he might do.

''Anytime those thoughts popped in my head, I had to try and shut them out and think about something else,'' he said. ''But I was having fun. Being up 1-0 going that deep into the game, a good time.''

But it could have been a whole lot better.

Ross had a 1-0 lead with two outs in the eighth when Christian Walker lined a drive to deep center. Cordero seemed to get a late jump on the ball, then had it sail just over his outstretched glove. Walker, called up from Triple-A last week, wound up with an RBI double that made it 1-all.

''It wasn't the cleanest break,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''I know he's the type of kid that's going to go home thinking about that, how bad he wanted to make that catch. Frenchy gives everything he has out there. It would have been nice. He's plenty fast enough to make some amazing plays. That was just a tough read off the bat.''

Cordero, speaking through a translator, said it was a tough ball to gauge.

''It was a ball that was hit hard and it was going right over my head,'' he said. ''It was a tougher read, so I'm just going to work hard so that we're good at that in the future. I would have liked to make that play, just so Tyson could have gone out there and kept throwing his game and could have had his no-hitter.''

Ross briefly grimaced when the ball fell, and was pulled after throwing a career-high 127 pitches.

He looked as if he was running out of gas in the last inning and Green went to the mound with one out, but Ross stayed in.

Green said Walker would have been the last batter Ross faced, even if it would have been an out. He would have gone to Brad Hand to go for what would have been a combined no-hitter. But then the young Padres manager hedged.

''I probably could have been lobbied (to let Ross stay in for the ninth),'' Green said. ''It's a special thing, and you want guys to have a chance to achieve special things.''

The right-hander, who turns 31 on Sunday, struck out 10 and walked three. He retired 18 straight batters after walking Jarrod Dyson in the first inning.

This was the second no-hit bid to end with two outs in the eighth in the same ballpark in four nights. Arizona's Patrick Corbin came close in a one-hit, 1-0 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.

Ross was an All-Star with the Padres in 2014. He was their opening day starter in 2016, but didn't pitch the rest of the season because of a shoulder ailment.

Ross pitched 12 games for Texas last year, and rejoined the Padres this season on a minor league contract.

Hand (1-2) relieved Ross and got the last four outs - they combined on the 29th one-hitter in Padres' history.

Christian Villaneuva hit an RBI single off Brad Boxberger (0-2) in a three-run ninth.

Cordero hit a homer estimated at 489 feet by Statcast for the Padres' first run.

Matt Koch, brought up from Triple-A Reno to take the start of Taiujan Walker - who undergoes Tommy John surgery next week - allowed one run on two hits in six innings.

''Offensively, we really couldn't get anything going and Ross deserves a little bit of credit for that,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''The fastball-slider combination and the fastball in swing counts kept us off-balance all night.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Wil Myers was activated from the 10-game DL (right arm inflammation). He was in the lineup after missing 15 games.

Diamondbacks: Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock were out of the starting lineup after their outfield collision the previous night. Owings took a knee to the jaw and his head slammed to the warning track and had a bruised side of his head. He said he passed concussion tests Thursday night and Friday. Pollock jammed his right hand but stayed in the game. ... 3B Jake Lamb (sprained left shoulder) played in an extended spring training game.

UP NEXT

Arizona sends RH Zack Godley to the mound and the Padres go with LH Clayton Richard in the second game of the series Saturday night. A loss would end the Diamondbacks' franchise-record string of six straight series victories to start the season.

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  • W: B. Hand (1-2)L: B. Boxberger (0-2)
  • HR: SD - F. Cordero (3)
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W. Myers RF41200002.313.313.500.8133.0
E. Hosmer 1B41100002.263.341.434.7752.0
C. Villanueva 3B41110012.333.438.7411.1782.5
F. Cordero CF31111010.206.229.471.6995.5
F. Galvis SS40000011.253.356.333.690-0.5
C. Asuaje 2B30010101.203.289.297.5862.0
A. Hedges C40000013.138.180.276.456-0.5
T. Ross P30000020.125.222.125.347-1.0
B. Hand P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Peralta RF30000100.333.413.500.9131.0
    J. Dyson CF30000112.174.240.326.5662.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B30000131.242.398.515.913-0.5
    D. Descalso LF40000032.167.255.354.609-1.5
    K. Marte 2B40000011.225.253.363.616-0.5
    N. Ahmed SS20000110.204.295.389.6842.5
    A. Avila C30000021.114.244.200.444-1.0
    D. Marrero 3B31000011.192.214.192.4070.5
    M. Koch P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    a- J. Murphy PH10000010.263.300.684.984-0.5
    A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- C. Walker PH10110000.167.286.333.6193.0
    B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. De La Rosa P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
    • a-struck out for Koch in the 6th
    • b-doubled for Salas in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - F. Cordero (3)
    • SH - F. Cordero
    • RBI - C. Villanueva (14), F. Cordero (5), C. Asuaje (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - F. Cordero (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Walker
    • RBI - C. Walker
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Dyson (2), N. Ahmed
    FIELDING
    • E - N. Ahmed 2 (3), J. De La Rosa
    • PB - A. Avila
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Ross7.211131002.811.0124.0
    B. Hand (W, 1-2)1.10001401.591.0611.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Ross7.2
    B. Hand (W, 1-2)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Koch6.02112411.130.5018.0
    A. Chafin1.00000101.591.243.5
    F. Salas1.00000101.420.873.5
    B. Boxberger (L, 0-2)0.03310003.001.56-9.0
    J. De La Rosa1.00000001.421.423.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Koch6.0
    A. Chafin1.0
    F. Salas1.0
    B. Boxberger (L, 0-2)0.0
    J. De La Rosa1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Ross (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 127-73, B. Hand 26-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 5-8
    • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, B. Hand 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Koch
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 86-55, A. Chafin 15-9, F. Salas 10-9, B. Boxberger 14-11, J. De La Rosa 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 10-4, A. Chafin 1-1, F. Salas 1-1, J. De La Rosa 4-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, A. Chafin 3, F. Salas 3, B. Boxberger 3, J. De La Rosa 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Pirela LF30000100.264.302.385.6871.0
    W. Myers RF41200002.313.313.500.8133.0
    E. Hosmer 1B41100002.263.341.434.7752.0
    C. Villanueva 3B41110012.333.438.7411.1782.5
    F. Cordero CF31111010.206.229.471.6995.5
    F. Galvis SS40000011.253.356.333.690-0.5
    C. Asuaje 2B30010101.203.289.297.5862.0
    A. Hedges C40000013.138.180.276.456-0.5
    T. Ross P30000020.125.222.125.347-1.0
    B. Hand P10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Peralta RF30000100.333.413.500.9131.0
      J. Dyson CF30000112.174.240.326.5662.5
      P. Goldschmidt 1B30000131.242.398.515.913-0.5
      D. Descalso LF40000032.167.255.354.609-1.5
      K. Marte 2B40000011.225.253.363.616-0.5
      N. Ahmed SS20000110.204.295.389.6842.5
      A. Avila C30000021.114.244.200.444-1.0
      D. Marrero 3B31000011.192.214.192.4070.5
      M. Koch P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      a- J. Murphy PH10000010.263.300.684.984-0.5
      A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      F. Salas P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- C. Walker PH10110000.167.286.333.6193.0
      B. Boxberger P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. De La Rosa P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
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      • a-struck out for Koch in the 6th
      • b-doubled for Salas in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - F. Cordero (3)
      • SH - F. Cordero
      • RBI - C. Villanueva (14), F. Cordero (5), C. Asuaje (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Cordero (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Walker
      • RBI - C. Walker
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Dyson (2), N. Ahmed
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Ahmed 2 (3), J. De La Rosa
      • PB - A. Avila
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Ross7.211131002.811.0124.0
      B. Hand (W, 1-2)1.10001401.591.0611.0
      Total9.01114140---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Ross7.2
      B. Hand (W, 1-2)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Koch6.02112411.130.5018.0
      A. Chafin1.00000101.591.243.5
      F. Salas1.00000101.420.873.5
      B. Boxberger (L, 0-2)0.03310003.001.56-9.0
      J. De La Rosa1.00000001.421.423.0
      Total9.0542261---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Koch6.0
      A. Chafin1.0
      F. Salas1.0
      B. Boxberger (L, 0-2)0.0
      J. De La Rosa1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Ross (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 127-73, B. Hand 26-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 5-8
      • Batters Faced - T. Ross 27, B. Hand 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Koch
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Koch 86-55, A. Chafin 15-9, F. Salas 10-9, B. Boxberger 14-11, J. De La Rosa 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Koch 10-4, A. Chafin 1-1, F. Salas 1-1, J. De La Rosa 4-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Koch 22, A. Chafin 3, F. Salas 3, B. Boxberger 3, J. De La Rosa 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Asuaje safe at first on pitcher De La Rosa fielding error, Villanueva scored, Galvis to second41
        Galvis safe at first on shortstop Ahmed fielding error, Hosmer scored, Villanueva to third31
        Villanueva singled to shallow left, Myers scored, Hosmer to second21
      • 8TH INNING
        Walker doubled to deep center, Marrero scored11
      • 4TH INNING
        Cordero homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Boxberger pitching
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Myers singled to center
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Myers to second on passed ball, Foul, Hosmer reached on an infield single to shortstop, Myers to third
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Villanueva singled to shallow left, Myers scored, Hosmer to second
        • Jorge De La Rosa relieved Brad Boxberger
        • F. Cordero: Cordero hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hosmer to third, Villanueva to second
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Galvis safe at first on shortstop Ahmed fielding error, Hosmer scored, Villanueva to third
        • C. Asuaje: Pickoff attempt to first, Asuaje safe at first on pitcher De La Rosa fielding error, Villanueva scored, Galvis to second
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges lined out to center
        • B. Hand: Ball, Hand grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
        • B. Hand Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
        • D. Descalso: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Fernando Salas relieved Andrew Chafin
        • A. Hedges: Hedges flied out to deep left
        • T. Ross: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ahmed walked
        • A. Avila: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging, Ahmed to second on wild pitch
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ahmed stole third, Marrero reached on fielder's choice to second, Ahmed out at home
        • Christian Walker hit for Fernando Salas
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Walker doubled to deep center, Marrero scored
        • Brad Hand relieved Tyson Ross
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta walked
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Andrew Chafin pitching
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis flied out to center
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dyson grounded out to first
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • D. Descalso: Descalso flied out to deep right
        • K. Marte: Marte flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Pirela safe at first on shortstop Ahmed fielding error
        • W. Myers: Myers flied out to deep center
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hosmer fouled out to third
        • C. Villanueva: Pickoff attempt, Villanueva grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pirela out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Marrero lined out to left
        • John Ryan Murphy hit for Matt Koch
        • J. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Peralta lined out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Strike swinging, Foul, Asuaje grounded out to second
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
        • T. Ross: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ross struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte lined out to shortstop
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ahmed popped out to shortstop
        • A. Avila: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Avila flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to second
        • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villanueva flied out to deep right
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Cordero homered to center
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Galvis lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Descalso struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • T. Ross: Strike looking, Ross grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pirela walked
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Myers grounded into double play third to second to first, Pirela out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
        • M. Koch: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Koch struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Ball, Cordero grounded out to first
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Asuaje walked
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hedges grounded into fielder's choice to third, Asuaje out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Marte lined out to left
        • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Koch Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike swinging, Pirela grounded out to second
        • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Myers singled to center
        • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to first, Myers to second
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Ball, Myers to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Ross Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to second
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dyson stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)