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MLB: San Diego 5, Pittsburgh 0

Aug. 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for a two-hit shutout Saturday in the San Diego Padres' 5-0 whitewash of Pittsburgh.

Marquis (6-6) retired 18 of the first 19 batters he faced, yielding only a second-inning walk to Pedro Alvarez. Travis Snider broke up the no-hit bid with a single to lead off the seventh.

The right-hander allowed another single to Alvarez in the eighth, issued only the one walk and struck out four in the dominating performance, tossing 65 of his 106 pitches for strikes.

Chase Headley drove in three runs with a solo homer, an RBI groundout and a bases-loaded walk while Will Venable also went deep as San Diego clinched its three-game series at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett (14-4) fanned 10 but allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits through 5 2/3 innings.

The second-place Pirates fell 4 1/2 games behind National League Central-leading Cincinnati with the loss.

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