Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Marlins Break No-Hitter And Nationals

     Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer hurled a no-hitter through 7 1/3 innings as the Miami Marlins came from behind to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The Marlins finished a three-game set with the Nats and next host the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs for four games.
     Washington(43-29) waited until the fifth inning to got on the scoreboard. Ryan Raburn hit his first home run of the season against Dan Straily on a 1-1 pitch.
     Miami(32-38) broke up the no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning and eventually took the lead. A.J. Ellis was able to hit an infield single that was deflected off Scherzer and Jose Urena was brought in as a pinch-runner. Urena advanced to second on a ground out by J.T. Riddle to the right side of the infield and then went to third when J.T. Realmuto reached first on a fielding error by first baseman Adam Lind.
     After Dee Gordon was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Giancarlo Stanton came to bat and Urena scored on a wild pitch to tie the game 1-1. Stanton later singled to left field and J.T. Realmuto scored, however Gordon was tagged out at home on the play.

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