Sports Astros have combined no-hitter through 7 against Orioles

06:15  22 june  2021
06:15  22 june  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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• This is the Astros ’ second combined no - hitter . They also threw one at the Yankees on June 11, 2003 -- a game started by Roy Oswalt, who had to leave after an inning with an injury. Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner finished the game off, still hitless. Mark Langston threw seven no-hit innings in his Angels debut on April 11, 1990, before Mike Witt closed out their combined no -no … also against the Mariners. • Sanchez wasn't the only new Astros pitcher who chipped in on Saturday. Biagini, Sanchez's teammate in Toronto who came over in the same trade

Sanchez, Astros throw combined no - hitter against Mariners. Mike Fiers pitched the most recent no - hitter for Houston against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 21, 2015. That gem came in his third start with the Astros , just 23 days after they obtained him in a trade, and it was his first career complete game. Besides the Angels' combined effort, Fiers has the only other no - hitter in the majors this season, for Oakland on May 7 against Cincinnati.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Houston Astros have held Baltimore without a hit through seven innings Monday night, with Jake Odorizzi pitching the first five and the bullpen trying to complete a combined no-hitter.

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Odorizzi retired his first 13 batters before walking DJ Stewart on a full count. That was the only baserunner for the Orioles. Houston leads 7-0, with the teams playing in a driving rain at Camden Yards and puddles forming in the infield.

Cristian Javier retired Baltimore in order in the sixth and seventh. Pedro Severino hit a sharp line drive to left field in the sixth, but it was right at Houston's Yordan Alvarez. Ryan Mountcastle's seventh-inning liner was hit right at Astros center fielder Myles Straw.

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The Houston Astros (formerly known as the Houston Colt .45s from 1962–64) are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Houston, Texas. Formed in 1962, they play in the American League West division (formerly in the National League Central division until 2012).

The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Baltimore, Maryland. They play in the American League East division, and were previously known in earlier years as the “Milwaukee Brewers” (1901) and “St. Louis Browns” (1902 to 1953)

The start of the game was delayed an hour by rain, and it was raining hard between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth. But the rain became a bit lighter for a while, and the teams played on after the grounds crew poured sand on the mound and area around home plate.

In a season when pitchers have dominated — and on the day umpires began checking them for illegal foreign substances — Odorizzi didn't seem the least bit bothered. He struck out nine and threw 86 pitches, three shy of his season high.

The 31-year-old Odorizzi missed more than a month with a strained muscle in his right arm. This was his fifth appearance and fourth start since returning.

Javier has started nine games this year. He's pitched mostly in relief lately, but he certainly has the ability to go several innings.

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The Astros have an impressive history of improving the performance of pitchers they acquire, and Hinch was asked recently what they would do to help Sanchez get back on track. "We don't have magic dust," Hinch said. "There's a lot of people in the organization that go to work to try to find the one thing that can Besides the Angels' combined effort, Fiers has the only other no - hitter in the majors this season, for Oakland on May 7 against Cincinnati. Michael Brantley had three hits and four RBIs. Jose Altuve homered for the Astros . Marco Gonzales (12-9) allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings

The Astros threw a combined no - hitter against the Mariners to win 9–0 at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. Aaron Sanchez delivered quite a show in his Astros debut as one of the four pitchers used in the feat. Sanchez, who Houston acquired from the Blue Jays in a deal for Derek Fisher this week, entered Saturday with a 6.07 ERA. He made a positive impression on his new club while throwing six no-hit innings, giving up two walks and striking out six. Relievers Will Harris and Joe Biagini, who the Astros also received in the Fisher trade, kept the no-hit bid going in the seventh and eighth innings.

Houston was looking to pitch the seventh no-hitter in the majors this season. That would match 1990, 1991, 2012 and 2015 for the most since 1900, one shy of the record eight in 1884 — the first season overhand pitching was allowed.

It would be the first combined no-hitter of the season. The others were thrown by San Diego’s Joe Musgrove, Carlos Rodón of the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore’s John Means, Cincinnati's Wade Miley, Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull and the New York Yankees’ Corey Kluber.

In addition, Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner had a seven-inning hitless game in a doubleheader on April 25 that is not recognized as a no-hitter by Major League Baseball.

Alvarez hit a three-run homer in Houston's five-run third inning.


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