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|Latos Sharp In Final Start For Padres
|SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mat Latos took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out nine in seven innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Monday night.
It was a strong finish to an uneven season for Latos (9-14) who struggled during the first half. It was the 16th time in his last 17 starts that Latos allowed three or fewer runs. He allowed only two hits before Chad Qualls threw a perfect eighth and Heath Bell a perfect ninth for his 43rd save in 48 chances.
It was the 10th shutout for the Padres and the 10th time the Cubs were shut out.
Casey Coleman (3-9) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out seven and walked two.
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