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Recap: Astros’ Mike Fiers Throws No-Hitter Against Dodgers



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Fiers set the Dodgers down in order in the fourth, keeping his no-hitter intact. The Dodgers didn’t fare any better in the fifth, with Fiers ending the inning by striking out Pederson swinging. Marisnick added to his night with a leadoff double to deep left-center field and he stole third base on the next pitch.

However, Anderson settled back in to retire the next three batters, including back-to-back strikeouts of Altuve and Gomez to end the inning with the Astros lead still at 2-0. Some of that momentum didn’t transfer over to the Dodgers’ bats as they failed to come up with a hit in the sixth.

Rollins made a diving stop on a grounder hit up the middle and threw over to first base in time to get Lowrie for the second out; the out ruling withstood a challenge by Astros manager A.J. Hinch. Anderson’s two-out troubles reared its ugly head again as Evan Gattis clubbed a solo home run to extend the Astros’ lead to 3-0.

Fiers struck out Ethier and Grandal as part of a perfect seventh inning, keeping his no-hit bid alive. Chris Hatcher relieved Anderson in the bottom of the seventh and struck out two of the three batters faced in a scoreless inning of relief.

With his pitch count over 100, Fiers took the mound in the eighth and proceeded to strike out the side. Pederson and Turner helped Yimi Garcia’s effort with a pair of web gems in the eighth to help the reliever set the Astros down in order.

However, the Dodgers couldn’t prevent history from happening, though Rollins got close by flying out to the warning track in right field. The no-hitter is the first of Fiers’ career, 11th in Astros franchise history and first since 2003.

The Dodgers’ third consecutive loss coupled with the San Francisco Giants defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates cut Los Angeles’ lead to 1.5 games in the National League West.

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