Edinson Volquez pitched the sixth no-hitter in the history of the Miami Marlins as he pitched a minimum of 27 batters in a 3-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Volquez also became the sixth Dominican pitcher to throw a no-hitter, emulating Ervin Santana, Francisco Liriano, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ramon Martinez, Jose Jimenez and Juan Marichal. Santana and Liriano were the last to achieve it in 2011.
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Volquez (2-7) gave up 10 strikeouts, and the two runners who were tipped off by tickets were withdrawn after double killings. In all, he used 98 pitches, the last to strike out Chris Owings and complete the jewel.
It was the first game without hits in the majors this season, and the first one to suffer the DBacks since the Venezuelan Aníbal Sanchez launched one the 6 of September of 2006.
In the history of the Marlins, Volquez joins the Venezuelan Henderson Álvarez, Sánchez, A.J. Burnett, Kevin Brown and Al Leiter, with games without hits.
Volquez was about to leave the game after just three pitches, after a collision with Rey Fuentes, the first bat in Arizona, covering the initial, falling badly with his ankle.
“I thought I had my ankle broken,” he joked after the game.
But the right 3-year-old continued on the mound and threw with the game of his life.