DIAMONDBACKS 3, PADRES 1
The etiquette for an in-progress no-hitter is as strict as that for a state dinner: Don't talk to the pitcher, don't move from a lucky seat—and don't try to break it up with a bunt. That's according to the Diamondbacks, who were miffed that Curt Schilling lost a perfect game with one out in the eighth inning when San Diego's Ben Davis popped a bunt into the no-man's land between the mound and first base. "That's chicken s—-," said Arizona manager Bob Brenly. "He has a lot to learn about how this game is played." Added first baseman Mark Grace, "They're trying to win, so in that respect I understand, but I wouldn't have had the b—to do it."
The Padres and Davis, who said it was his idea to drop the bunt, defended the move. "If we'd been down by six, that would've been one thing," said Davis, "but it was 2-0. I had to get on base and bring the tying run to the plate."