Marlins' Volquez gets no-hitter vs. D'backs

Hazel Gray
June 5, 2017

Edinson Volquez threw a no-hitter Saturday facing the minimum 27 batters, and the Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0.

Volquez's career as a well-traveled journeyman - Miami is the seventh Major League Baseball city he's called home - has featured highs before, from his one-hit shutout for the Padres in 2012 to his quality start for the Royals in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, which Kansas City won in extra innings to clinch the title.

Volquez struck out 10 batters on 98 pitches and became the first pitcher since 2013 to throw a nine-inning no-hitter in under 100 pitches.

Edinson Volquez of the Miami Marlins is throwing a no-hitter through 6 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pinch hitters Daniel Descalso and Owings were also retired on third strikes. Marcell Ozuna leads the Marlins with 67 hits and 40 RBI while Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 119 hits and 49 RBI. Afterwards, in his post game press conference, he dedicated the no hitter to the memory of his fallen comrade, as well as former Marlins star Jose Fernandez. Volquez relied primarily on his sinker and his changeup, which he mostly placed exactly just he wanted it, regardless of the count.

MIAMI (AP) - Edinson Volquez's day was almost over after three pitches.

OUR PREDICTION: The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in Shipley's last five road starts and have dropped four of their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record. Worley gave up just two hits on the afternoon, but his Marlins teammates couldn't muster enough offense to keep the right-hander from suffering the loss.

Nicholas Castellanos and Alex Presley hit back-to-back homers in the second inning, and Alex Avila and Justin Upton also homered for the Tigers, who have outscored Chicago 25-6 in the first two games of the weekend series.

Randall Delgado (1-1) gave up 6 hits and 1 run in 5 1/3 innings for Arizona.

Volquez threw a one-hitter for the Padres against the Astros on July 19, 2012 - the only blemish that night coming on a fourth-inning infield single by Matt Downs. A no-no bid for Pittsburgh in 2014 snapped on a leadoff single in the seventh by Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco. The play was reviewed and overturned, with the Marlins were so confident that replay would go their way that all eight fielders were basically a few steps from the dugout when the ruling came. Starters don't complete as many games as they used to these days, but still, wow.

"I'm pretty sure he's in the right place right now, enjoying this moment right now", Volquez said.

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker (blister) had his bullpen session pushed back a second time to Saturday, and he won't start as scheduled in Sunday's series finale. He is on his fifth major league team, and in four career starts versus Arizona is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA.

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