Miami has another near-no-hitter, beats Seattle 5-0

Rufina Vignone
Mag 1, 2017

All told, Chen tossed 100 pitches before manager Don Mattingly pulled him in favor of Ziegler, who registered seven strikes on 11 pitches to efficiently work his way through the eighth inning.

Florida Marlins plus-150 at Seattle Mariners: $500 to win $750 : Three Florida pitchers limited Seattle batters to one hit last night, a trend that will carryover to this afternoon's game. Haniger walked on a 3-2 pitch to open the inning and Nelson Cruz was hit by a pitch with one out.

The home run is Ichiro's first ever against the Mariners.

Ichiro is off to a slow start in 2017, but his home run on Wednesday could maybe turn things around. But in a separate Mets series, NY batters shelled him in what turned out to be a 16-inning game. Brad Ziegler got through the eighth inning with the no-hitter intact despite a pair of tricky grounders that almost became hits. "I really didn't think that way".

Marlins: Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (1-0, 7.00) has allowed seven runs over nine innings in his two starts. But Haninger ended the bid for a no-hitter rarity - Major League Baseball has seen only 11 combined efforts - by hitting a no-doubt double off a 1-2 fastball to the right-center wall.

Kevin Gausman (1-1) allowed eight runs and eight hits over 2 2-3 innings.

In his first two starts this season, Chen allowed seven hits in each start.

Mattingly said he didn't want to risk injury to Chen. "Thank God, it did and we got him". That ended Bumgarner's streak of 18 scoreless innings against the Royals, dating to the 2014 World Series opener. Seattle OF Mitch Haniger's second inning single extended his hitting streak to 13 games. 3B Martin Prado was out of the lineup after leaving Monday's game with a calf cramp.

Mariners: Right-hander Yovani Gallardo (0-1, 6.30) makes his third start and has gone five innings each in his previous two.

Known for his rocket arm and brilliance at the plate, Ichiro burst onto the scene in 2001 as a member of the Seattle Mariners.

On the offensive side, the Mariners took advantage early when Tom Koehler struggled with location. Kevin Pillar had three hits for the second straight game and stole two bases as the Blue Jays won for the third time this season and improved to 2-6 on their homestand.

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