Volquez throws no-hitter, Marlins top Diamondbacks 3-0

Volquez throws no-hitter, Marlins top Diamondbacks 3-0”

Miami Marlins pitcher Edinson Volquez threw the first no-hitter of 2017 on Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park.

On the day that Volquez twirled a no-hitter, Yordano Ventura would've turned 26. Volquez joined the Marlins after Fernandez's death as the result of a September boating accident at 24, but he was especially close to Ventura, with whom he played for the Kansas City Royals for two years. While Volquez tossing a no-hitter registers as a surprise given the difficulty any pitcher faces in amassing 27 outs of Major League Baseball batters without allowing a hit (let alone a starter with Volquez's inconsistent record), he's no Bud Smith or Philip Humber and won't rank as one of the worst pitchers ever to accomplish the feat.

Volquez needed just 98 pitches to complete his masterpiece, which is the first in major league baseball this season.

Miami Marlins pitcher Edinson Volquez tossed the first no-hitter of his career in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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That left it up to Owings, another pinch-hitter.

The Marlins scored twice in the third inning on Stanton's single. Chatwood (5-7) allowed one run on four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over eight innings.

"Young franchise, right?" Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. A no-no bid for Pittsburgh in 2014 snapped on a leadoff single in the seventh by Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco.

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"I felt I made some pretty good pitches, and they found some holes", Corbin said. He struck out the side in the ninth inning.

A trio of great plays in the Marlins' infield kept the no-hit bid going in the fourth.

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Fans could bring their dogs (and many did, since barking was heard all day throughout Marlins Park by the 615 canines in attendance) to Saturday's game, part of an event created to support the Humane Society of Greater Miami. He entered the game with a meager 1-7 record and 3.99 ERA on the year. Locke was reinstated from 10-day DL, and Miami LHP Justin Nicolino (blister) went on the 10-day DL.

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