Volquez tosses sixth no-hitter in Marlins history

Hope Soto
June 4, 2017

After he completed the gem, in which he struck out 10 while throwing just 98 pitches, the veteran right-hander paid emotional tribute to two young pitchers, both of whom lost their lives in the past year, one a former Marlin and the other a former teammate.

Volquez walked just two batters in the game and faced the minimum 27 batters on his way to just his second win of the season.

It's the first no-hitter in the majors this season, and the first time Arizona was no-hit since the Marlins' Anibal Sanchez threw one on September 6, 2006.

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (blister) will not start for Arizona on Sunday against the Miami Marlins.

"I thought I broke my ankle", he kidded after the game. The 33-year-old Dominican, who posted his first win since pitching for Kansas City on August 25, walked just two batters for the second straight start and third in four outings after issuing a staggering 20 in his previous four trips to the mound. He came into Saturday 1-7 this season, and the Marlins lead 1-0. Ahmed also singled with two outs, and Locke departed.

The closest Volquez has ever come to doing something like this before wasn't even close - he one-hit the Astros over eight innings back in 2009. The Yankees had four doubles, with Castro, Gregorius, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks hitting them.

Since 2014, he's had five separate months when he's pitched at least 10 innings and had an ERA under two out of the bullpen. The rookie left-hander lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his previous outing, May 29 at Baltimore. His home run per nine innings ratio of 1.4 is his worst since his rookie year of 2004.

The Minnesota Twins turned their first triple play in 11 years and then rallied in the ninth inning on Jason Castro's two-run single to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2.The Twins overcame two solo home runs from the Angels' Kole Calhoun, while keeping Albert Pujols stuck at career home-run No.599.

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Schwarber, who entered batting.163 and was dropped to the ninth spot in the lineup, hit the first pitch of the at-bat from St. Louis starter Mike Leake (5-4) deep into the bleachers in left-center.

Miami (23-32) has won six of its past seven games.

Yadier Molina homered and Jose Martinez had two RBIs for the Cardinals.

Wade Davis earned his 12th save and Hector Rondon (1-1) notched the win.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt (44) argues a call with home plate umpire Bill Miller after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Miami.

Miami got to Delgado in the fourth inning.

He was an All-Star in 2008, when he went 17-6 with Cincinnati.

Hammel struck out seven without a walk for his first win since beating Cleveland on May 5.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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