Marlins' Edinson Volquez tosses first no-hitter of Major League Baseball season

Marlins' Edinson Volquez tosses first no-hitter of Major League Baseball season

Unlike Thursday when they couldn't protect a 2-0 lead against Arizona, five Marlins relievers combined to hold the Diamondbacks without a hit, walk or a run for the final 14 outs of the game. His only win was tagged in a 2012 start, when he pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, striking out six and walked three.

Henderson Alvarez was the last Marlins pitcher to throw a no-hitter, when Miami defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on September 29, 2013. He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out pinch hitter Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece. But Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, who is hitting.386 in his past 15 games and has 16 steals this season, may be rested Thursday because of an undisclosed injury to his right leg. Just try to win a series", Mattingly said, while pointing out, "We just didn't play very well, honestly. NL Central-leading Milwaukee won the last two at Citi Field to salvage a four-game split. He allowed only four hits, none after the fourth inning.

Hey, at least he got to see a no-hitter.

Rodney blew a save in Wednesday's 14-inning win at Pittsburgh, and manager Torey Lovullo said the marathon may have had a lingering effect. The right-hander pitched one scoreless inning of relief last season against Arizona.

Bour had two hits and two RBIs for the Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton scored twice and Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna both had two hits. It was 2-1 when Kyle Barraclough (1-1) walked the first two batters in the eighth. That bid was ended by the Reds' Devin Mesoraco, who hit a leadoff single in the seventh inning.

The positive for Miami was Locke providing the sort of performance the Marlins were looking for when they signed him to a $3 million contract in the offseason, but better than was reasonable to expect after the long layoff.

It goes without saying that a pitcher will always remember the day he throws a no-hitter. Goldschmidt was called safe at first, and it would have been an error anyway, but the play was overruled after review anyway. He came into Saturday 1-7 this season, and the Marlins lead 1-0.

"This is one of those days, you didn't know what was going to happen", Volquez said.

Marlins: 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) has been taking ground balls and is continuing to work his way back, with the expectation remaining that he could return within two weeks. OF Gregor Blanco (thumb) was out of the lineup for a second straight day, and the Diamondbacks said RHP Braden Shipley will start in place of RHP Taijuan Walker (blister) on Sunday. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Marlins Park. Since joining the majors in 1993, the Marlins have also thrown the most no-hitters, with six (the Phillies and Giants have five). Prior to the lefty's call-up, his numbers looked fairly stable in Triple-A Rochester, where he pitched to a 4-1 record out of Rochester's rotation and maintained a 4.50 ERA, 2.0 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 through 44 innings.

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