Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Astros' Fiers No-Hits Dodgers

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Astros' Fiers No-Hits Dodgers

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HOUSTON - Mike Fiers has pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Fiers (6-9) struck out Justin Turner on his 134th pitch to end it and threw his glove high into the air for his first no-hitter and fifth in the big leagues this season. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma tossed a no-no on Aug 12.

Acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline to help with their playoff push, Fiers has been stellar in his three starts for Houston. This was something else, though.

Having never thrown a complete game in his five-year career, Fiers was dominant Friday. He struck out 10 and walked three, retiring the final 21 batters. Nolan Ryan applauded from a suite as Fiers was mobbed by his teammates at the mound after finishing the 11th no-hitter in Astros history.

Giants 6, Pirates 4

PITTSBURGH - Madison Bumgarner homered in his second straight start and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to lift the San Francisco Giants.

Bumgarner crushed a Jeff Locke (6-8) fastball 418-feet over the wall in left field in the second inning, a two-run shot that gave the Giants an early four-run lead and all the cushion Bumgarner would need on the mound. Bumgarner (15-6) allowed two runs on five hits, walking one while winning his fourth consecutive decision. Santiago Castilla worked the ninth for his 30th save.

Marlon Byrd had three hits, including a two-run home run, in his debut with San Francisco after being acquired in a trade with Cincinnati on Thursday.

Michael Morse scored twice for the Pirates, who lost for just the second time in their last nine games.

D'backs 6, Reds 3

CINCINNATI - Rubby De La Rosa allowed two runs in seven innings and A.J. Pollock homered while enjoying his second consecutive four- hit game to help the Arizona Diamondbacks send the Cincinnati Reds to their seventh straight loss. …

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