Padres pitchers have carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning a dozen times during the team’s half-century of existence. Here are the details:

 

8 Clay Kirby (8)
Jack Baldschun (0)
  San Diego Padres
  Tuesday, July 21, 1970
Spoiler: Bud Harrelson hit a leadoff single off Baldschun in the ninth.
New York Mets 3, San Diego Padres 0 (3-hitter)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego)
This, perhaps, is the origin of The Curse. The Mets were beating the Padres 1-0 but Kirby still had a no-hitter going through eight innings. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, San Diego skipper Preston Gomez decided to pull Kirby for a pinch hitter, Cito Gaston. Gaston struck out, reliever Jack Baldschun gave up a ninth-inning lead-off single to Bud Harrelson and the Mets rallied to pad their lead to 3-0, which would be the final score.
Clay Kirby clip
7⅓ Clay Kirby
  San Diego Padres
  Monday, September 13, 1971
Spoiler: John Edwards doubled with one out in the eighth.
Houston Astros 3, San Diego Padres 2 (3-hitter)
Astrodome (Houston)
7 Clay Kirby
  San Diego Padres
  Saturday, September 18, 1971
Spoiler: Willie McCovey homered to lead off the eighth.
San Diego Padres 2, San Francisco Giants 1 (1-hitter)
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
8⅔ Steve Arlin
  San Diego Padres
  Saturday, July 18, 1972
Spoiler: Denny Doyle singled with two outs in the ninth.
San Diego Padres 5, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (2-hitter)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego)
7⅓ Randy Jones
  San Diego Padres
  Thursday, July 3, 1975
Spoiler: Bill Plummer hit an RBI double with one out in the eighth.
San Diego Padres 2, Cincinnati Reds 1 (1-hitter)
San Diego Stadium (San Diego)
7 Greg Harris
  San Diego Padres
  Sunday, July 14, 1991
Spoiler: Mackey Sasser lead off the 8th inning with a ground-rule double to right-center
San Diego Padres 2, New York Mets 1 in a 1-hitter by Harris (8⅓) and Craig Lefferts (⅔)
Shea Stadium (New York)
7 Andy Benes
  San Diego Padres
  Sunday, July 3, 1994
Spoiler: Rico Brogna led off the 8th-inning with a double to center
San Diego Padres 7, New York Mets 0 (1-hitter)
Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)
8 Andy Ashby
  San Diego Padres
  Friday, September 5, 1997
Spoiler: Kenny loften led off the 9th-inning with a single to right
San Diego Padres 6, Atlanta Braves 2 (2-hitter)
Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)
7 Sterling Hitchcock
  San Diego Padres
  Saturday, June 27, 1998
Spoiler: Phil Nevin homered to lead off the eighth inning
San Diego Padres 5, Anaheim Angels 1 (2-hitter)
Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)
7 Adam Eaton
  San Diego Padres
  Saturday July 3, 2004
Spoiler: Dee Brown doubled to lead off the eighth inning
San Diego Padres 5, Kansas City Royals 4 in a 3-hitter by Eaton (7), Akinori Otsuka (⅔), Scott Linebrink (⅓) and Trevor Hoffman (1 inn.)
Petco Park (San Diego)
8⅓ Chris Young
  San Diego Padres
  Friday, September 22, 2006
Spoiler: Joe Randa hit a pinch-hit two-run homer with one out in the 9th inning
San Diego Padres 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 in a 1-hitter by Chris Young (8⅔ inn.) and Cla Meredith (⅓ inn.)
Petco Park (San Diego)
8⅔ Aaron Harang (6)
Josh Spence (⅓)
Chad Qualls (⅔)
Mike Adams (1)
Luke Gregerson (⅔)
  San Diego Padres
  Saturday, July 9, 2011
Spoiler: Juan Uribe doubled to left off Gregerson with two out in the 9th inning (Dioner Navarro followed with a walk-off RBI single)
Los Angeles Dodgers 1, San Diego Padres 0 (combined 2-hitter)
Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles)

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