Edinson Volquez has only his glove to blame for falling just short of the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history.
Volquez threw a one-hitter -- an infield single in the fourth inning that bounced off his glove -- for the first complete game and shutout of his career as the Padres beat the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday night.
Alexi Amarista doubled and Logan Forsythe singled in the first inning for the Padres, who won three of the four games in the series and have won five of six overall.
''I had a few in the minor leagues, but right now that doesn't count,'' Volquez said of complete games. ''To do it in the major leagues, complete game, one-hit shutout, that was good.''
Volquez shut down the Astros except for the infield single by Matt Downs, who hit a comebacker to the left side of the mound. Third baseman Chase Headley and Volquez converged on the ball. Volquez opted to attempt to snare the ball but dropped it. Volquez did not attempt to throw out Downs at first base.