Chris Young pitched his first career complete game and came within four outs of a perfect game as the San Diego Padres defeated Milwaukee 10-1 Sunday afternoon.
Young retired the first 23 batters he faced before Gabe Kapler homered with two outs in the eighth. Young finished with a complete game two-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks.
He also had an RBI in the game, and it wasn't just any RBI. Young hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to drive in fellow Princeton alum Will Venable, who also had two hits and an RBI of his own.
Young flirted with a no hitter just about two seasons ago against Pittsburgh on Sept. 22, 2006. Young retired 25 batters in that game without surrendering a hit until Joe Randa homered in the bottom of the ninth. Young walked three in that game and gave way to reliever Cla Meredith with one out remaining in the ninth inning.