Marlins Park is a notorious pitcher’s haven and Edinson Volquez was safe from all comers Saturday. The 33-year-old starting pitcher tossed the first no-hitter of his career in a 3-0 Miami win over the Diamondbacks throwing a mere 98 pitches in the process.
This was the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history.
Volquez walked just two batters in the game and faced the minimum 27 batters on his way to just his second win of the season. He struck out 10. It had been more than two years since Volquez even pitched into the eighth inning. The last time he did so was April 9, 2015.
The Redbirds will turn to? Carlos Martinez (4-5, 3.25 ERA), who has pitched six or more innings in his last eight starts, on Saturday in what they hope is their second win in a row.
Steven Souza Jr., Mallex Smith, Logan Morrison, Tim Beckham and Corey Dickerson all homered for the? Rays, who? tied a season-high with five home runs in a 13-4 rout of the A’s.Souza fell a double shy of the cycle, finishing 3 for 5 with three RBIs.
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Cameron Maybin starred in his return from the DL, recording three hits and a career-high four steals in the Angels’ 9-4 win over the Astros.
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Aaron Hicks homered twice for the Yankees in an 8-2 win over the Orioles. New York now leads the American League East by three games over the Red Sox and 4 1/2 over Baltimore.