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Elephant Rumblings: Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history

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While the Oakland A’s were celebrating their first series win of the 2021 season this weekend, getting back at the division rival Houston Astros who swept them to open the year, the rest of MLB was focused on an even more historic achievement.

The San Diego Padres joined the major leagues in 1969, and now entering their 53rd season they’d never thrown a no-hitter. Finally, in the 8,206th game in franchise history, they got one.

Padres starter Joe Musgrove pitched a no-hitter Friday against the Texas Rangers. He struck out 10 batters and didn’t issue any walks, with the only baserunner coming when he pegged Joey Gallo with a pitch in the 4th inning.