Former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers tossed the second no-hitter in the major leagues in the last nine days, helping the Houston Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Houston.
Astros executive Nolan Ryan, who has recorded seven no-hitters in his outstanding career, looked on from a suite as Fiers finished off the 134 pitch gem. It was the 11th no-hitter in Astros history.
Fiers (6-9) struck out Justin Turner to end the game.
Cole Hamels with Philadelphia, Chris Heston with San Francisco, Max Scherzer with Washington and Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma have baseball’s other no-hitters this season.
The Astros acquired Fiers in a trade deadline deal with the Brewers.
Fiers had never retired a batter in he 9th inning in his five-year career. He finished with ten strikeouts and three walks and retired the final 21 hitters he faced.
It was the first no-hitter by one Astros pitcher since Darryl Kile blanked the Mets on Sept. 8, 1993. Six Houston pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the Yankees on June 11, 2003.
(Mike Fiers No-hits the Dodgers – video courtesy of Major League Baseball)