Andrew Cashner's perfect game broken up in 7th inning

Justin K. Aller

Andrew Cashner was two-thirds the way to the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' history.

Andrew Cashner was three innings away from a perfect game before Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata broke it up when he led off the sixth inning with a single to right field on Monday.

Cashner was absolutely rolling through the Pirates line-up before Tabata took a 1-2 pitch to right field. Cashner has five strikeouts through seven innings.

This isn't Cashner's first flirtation with a no-hitter early in his young career. On June 28, 2012, he pitched 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball in just his third major league start.

Because of Tabata, the Padres are still waiting for their first no-hitter in franchise history. The Padres have been on the wrong end of a no-hitter before, most recently at the hands of Tim Lincecum on July 13.

Cashner is 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA and 119 strikeouts on the year.

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