Richard takes no-hit try into 7th, Padres beat Marlins 3-1

MIAMI (AP) Sure, Clayton Richard has thought about throwing the first no-hitter in Padres' history.

He gave it good try Sunday.

Richard became the latest San Diego pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter, losing his bid with two outs in the seventh inning during a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins.

''You look at ifs, whats, and maybes, it's not worth it,'' Richard said. ''It's part of the game.''

The Padres are the only team in the majors that has never pitched a no-hitter. They have played 7,881 games since starting out in 1969.

''I'm aware of it, I dream about it,'' said Richard, who has been with the Padres for parts of eight seasons. ''It's one of those things that you want to be a part of and if you're the one that does it, it's even better.''

Richard (5-6) took a shutout into the seventh, but Miguel Rojas grounded a clean single up the middle to spoil Richard's no-hit try.

''Bummer,'' Richards said. ''I wish I could have kicked it or done something to stop it. It was a decent pitch, he put a pretty good swing on it, and did enough to get through the infield. No regrets. I executed the pitch.''

JT Riddle followed with an RBI single for the Marlins' only two hits of the game.

''I thought we chased a lot of balls down, a lot of easy outs,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''Obviously these guys know (how Richard pitches) so his movement was probably pretty good today.''

San Diego has come close to a no-hitter a few times this season.

Last month, Jordan Lyles was perfect for 7 1/3 innings until Colorado's Trevor Story singled. In April, Tyson Ross didn't give up a hit until Arizona's Christian Walker doubled on a ball misplayed by center fielder Franchy Cordero.

Richard gave up two hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking three.

''He got quick outs, that's what he does,'' Marlins outfielder Cameron Maybin said. ''He works fast. He pounds the strike zone. He had some good stuff going today.''

The 34-year-old lefty tied for the NL lead in losses last year with 15, but turned in another sharp performance, giving him seven consecutive starts pitching at least six innings.

''He was really good,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''You start to think about that in the fifth or sixth if the possibility really exists. He's such a contact-oriented pitcher that those aren't the guys who really profile in no-hitters very often.''

''But you're hoping no ball rolls through,'' he said. ''There was no play anybody could have made on that one. So at least it's not one of those where a guy is going home after the play thinking I could have made a diving play on it,'' he said.

Brad Hand pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances, closing a game that took 2 hours, 24 minutes.

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer as the last-place Padres won a fourth consecutive series for the first time since August 2015. Hosmer hit his eighth home run and went 5 for 12 in the three-game set in front of family and friends, including about 60 on Sunday.

''It means a lot, it definitely does,'' Hosmer said. ''It definitely gives me a little more energy every time I come home to Florida and get to play in front of them.''

Jose Urena (1-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.

MARLINS ALUMNI SOFTBALL GAME

Kurt Abbott hit two home runs for Team Teal in a 10-4 win over Team Black in a Marlins alumni softball game as part of the weekend's 25th anniversary festivities before the game.

A number of players from the franchise's World Series championship teams in 1997 and 2003 were on hand, including Livan Hernandez, Edgar Renteria, Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo.

''Those were all of the guys I grew up watching - Alex Fernandez, Benito Santiago, Juan Pierre, Cliff (Floyd), so it was really cool for me to kind of turn back the clock for me this series and get to see all of those out there on the field,'' Hosmer said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Dan Straily took a line drive from Hosmer off the chest in Saturday's game, and X-rays were negative. The plan is he will be able to make his next start on Thursday against San Francisco. ''I think so,'' Mattingly said. ''We still have four more days. Unless he felt he was going to hurt something and couldn't extend when he throws his bullpen, I think we're in pretty good shape.'' ... 1B/OF Garrett Cooper (wrist) has been taking batting practice as he works his way back to the team. ''He's progressing, I don't think he's that far away from starting rehab games,'' Mattingly said.

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Jordan Lyles (2-2, 4.70 ERA) will face the Cardinals on Monday to begin a three-game series in St. Louis.

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yen Chen (1-3, 5.86) will take the mound Monday to begin a four-game series with the Giants.

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  • W: C. Richard (5-6)L: J. Urena (1-8)S: B. Hand (19)
  • HR: SD - E. Hosmer (8)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Realmuto C30000021.291.361.500.8610.0
    J. Bour 1B30000112.244.376.434.8100.5
    C. Maybin LF-RF40000003.228.310.309.6180.0
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    M. Rojas 3B-SS30100000.235.300.354.6541.0
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    • a-struck out for Urena in the 6th
    • b-grounded out for Hernandez in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Renfroe (9)
    • HR - E. Hosmer (8)
    • SF - F. Galvis (4)
    • SH - C. Richard (5)
    • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (30), F. Galvis (22)
    BATTING
    • RBI - J. Riddle (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Riddle (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Margot (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Richard (W, 5-6)7.02113504.401.2527.5
    K. Yates (H, 10)1.00000201.080.964.0
    B. Hand (S, 19)1.00000101.890.9910.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Richard (W, 5-6)7.0
    K. Yates (H, 10)1.0
    B. Hand (S, 19)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Urena (L, 1-8)6.06330514.591.229.5
    E. Hernandez1.01001003.911.351.0
    T. Guerrero2.01000305.281.556.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Urena (L, 1-8)6.0
    E. Hernandez1.0
    T. Guerrero2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Richard (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 94-55, K. Yates 13-9, B. Hand 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 11-5, K. Yates 1-0, B. Hand 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Urena (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 86-54, E. Hernandez 21-12, T. Guerrero 29-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 6-6, E. Hernandez 1-1, T. Guerrero 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Urena 23, E. Hernandez 4, T. Guerrero 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    E. Hosmer 1B41221000.292.375.479.8548.0
    J. Pirela 2B40100011.276.327.354.6810.5
    H. Renfroe RF41200011.268.351.512.8633.5
    C. Villanueva 3B40100032.232.294.519.812-0.5
    F. Galvis SS30010003.233.297.343.6401.0
    M. Margot CF40100011.217.281.320.601-0.5
    R. Lopez C20000100.169.267.286.5521.0
    C. Richard P20000010.120.154.280.434-0.5
    K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Hand P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Castro 2B30000110.289.337.402.7390.5
      B. Anderson RF-3B30000111.303.377.422.7990.5
      J. Realmuto C30000021.291.361.500.8610.0
      J. Bour 1B30000112.244.376.434.8100.5
      C. Maybin LF-RF40000003.228.310.309.6180.0
      L. Brinson CF41000011.163.210.302.5120.5
      M. Rojas 3B-SS30100000.235.300.354.6541.0
      J. Riddle SS30110000.208.224.333.5582.0
      T. Guerrero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      J. Urena P10000010.043.043.087.130-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Urena in the 6th
      • b-grounded out for Hernandez in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Renfroe (9)
      • HR - E. Hosmer (8)
      • SF - F. Galvis (4)
      • SH - C. Richard (5)
      • RBI - E. Hosmer 2 (30), F. Galvis (22)
      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Riddle (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Riddle (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Margot (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard (W, 5-6)7.02113504.401.2527.5
      K. Yates (H, 10)1.00000201.080.964.0
      B. Hand (S, 19)1.00000101.890.9910.5
      Total9.0211380---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard (W, 5-6)7.0
      K. Yates (H, 10)1.0
      B. Hand (S, 19)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Urena (L, 1-8)6.06330514.591.229.5
      E. Hernandez1.01001003.911.351.0
      T. Guerrero2.01000305.281.556.5
      Total9.0833181---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Urena (L, 1-8)6.0
      E. Hernandez1.0
      T. Guerrero2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Richard (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 94-55, K. Yates 13-9, B. Hand 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 11-5, K. Yates 1-0, B. Hand 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 27, K. Yates 3, B. Hand 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Urena (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 86-54, E. Hernandez 21-12, T. Guerrero 29-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 6-6, E. Hernandez 1-1, T. Guerrero 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Urena 23, E. Hernandez 4, T. Guerrero 7
      • 7TH INNING
        Riddle singled to right, Brinson scored, Rojas to second31
      • 6TH INNING
        Hosmer homered to center, Jankowski scored30
      • 2ND INNING
        Galvis hit sacrifice fly to center, Renfroe scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Guerrero Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Renfroe singled to left
        • C. Villanueva: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis flied out to center
        • M. Margot: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
        • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Bour grounded out to second
        • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tayron Guerrero pitching
        • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski grounded out to catcher
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kirby Yates relieved Clayton Richard
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
        • B. Anderson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Elieser Hernandez pitching
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis lined out to center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Margot singled to left
        • R. Lopez: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Lopez walked, Margot to second
        • C. Richard: Foul, Richard hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Margot to third, Lopez to second
        • T. Jankowski: Ball, Margot picked off at home, pitcher to third Lopez to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. Bour: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Maybin flied out to deep right
        • L. Brinson: Brinson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bour out at second
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas singled to center, Brinson to second
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Riddle singled to right, Brinson scored, Rojas to second
        • Derek Dietrich hit for Elieser Hernandez
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Jankowski singled to right center
        • E. Hosmer: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hosmer homered to center, Jankowski scored
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pirela reached on an infield single to third, Pirela out at second
        • H. Renfroe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • C. Villanueva: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Yadiel Rivera hit for Jose Urena
        • Y. Rivera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
        • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Castro out at second
        • J. Realmuto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Realmuto lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to third
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lopez flied out to deep center
        • C. Richard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Richard struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • L. Brinson: Foul, Ball, Brinson flied out to deep right
        • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to third
        • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Riddle grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer singled to right center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pirela fouled out to right
        • H. Renfroe: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Renfroe flied out to left
        • C. Villanueva: Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva singled to left, Hosmer to second
        • F. Galvis: Strike (foul tip), Galvis grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Bour grounded out to second
        • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • R. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Lopez grounded out to second
        • C. Richard: Richard grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jankowski flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Renfroe doubled to deep left
        • C. Villanueva: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villanueva struck out swinging
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Renfroe to third on wild pitch, Ball, Galvis hit sacrifice fly to center, Renfroe scored
        • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Margot flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • L. Brinson: Ball, Brinson grounded out to second
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rojas flied out to center
        • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riddle grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Urena Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Hosmer grounded out to second
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to third
        • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked
        • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Realmuto hit by pitch, Anderson to second
        • J. Bour: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
        • C. Maybin: Maybin lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)