San Diego Padres starter Colin Rea works against the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (AP) Colin Rea lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning when Yoenis Cespedes singled the other way against a shift, and finished with eight-plus innings of three-hit ball as the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 5-3 Thursday night.
The Padres remain the only team in the major leagues without a no-hitter, failing to achieve the milestone in 7,519 games since 1969.
Rea (3-1) had retired 19 straight batters until Cespedes grounded a single through the right side where the second baseman normally would have been. The no-hit bid was extended by the shift several times.
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Fernando Rodney got the final two outs for seventh save.
Rea got enough support from the Padres' sometimes anemic offense, which jumped on Jacob deGrom (3-1).