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Buehler, Dodgers' bullpen combine to no-hit Padres in Mexico

The Dodgers have essentially the most no-hitters within the majors — and now essentially the most in Mexico, too.

Walker Buehler and a trio of Los Angeles relievers blended for the franchise’s 23rd no-hitter in a Four-Zero victory over the San Diego Padres within the opener of a neutral-site collection Friday night time.

Mexico had waited since 1999 to host a regular-season main league recreation, and it were given a historical one: the primary no-hitter ever outdoor the U.S. or Canada and the 12th blended no-hitter in main league historical past.

“It used to be superior,” Buehler mentioned. “It is a kind of issues, to pitch in a spot like this, an environment like this, it used to be superior.”

Buehler, a 23-year-old taken at the first spherical of the 2015 beginner draft, pitched six innings in his 3rd main league get started. The touted right-hander struck out 8 and walked 3 over 93 pitches sooner than handing off to left-hander Tony Cingrani, who walked two within the 7th however saved the bid intact.

Yimi Garcia struck out two in a really perfect 8th and Adam Liberatore threw a 1-2-Three 9th, hanging out Franchy Cordero to finish it with the Dodgers’ 146th pitch.

That ended a festive night time that started with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by way of Dodgers nice Fernando Valenzuela, who was a celeb within the U.S. and Mexico and set of “Fernandomania” when he was a fan favourite within the 1980s.

Buehler’s very best pitch depend within the majors is 94 pitches, reached in his earlier time out in opposition to San Francisco.

“It is a kind of the place you are beautiful indignant to return out, however the bullpen, the blokes that we’ve got, I consider it of their palms, too,” he mentioned. “And it labored out.”

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts is not afraid to drag a tender pitcher throughout a no-hitter. He got rid of then-rookie Ross Stripling from a bid in opposition to San Francisco with one out within the 8th inning in 2016. Reliever Chris Hatcher allowed a house run to the following batter.

This one labored out higher for Roberts, giving baseball its 2d no-hitter of the season. Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea threw the primary in opposition to Boston on April 21.

Los Angeles achieved the feat sooner than a crowd of 21,536 at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, selected as a part of Main League Baseball’s push to internationalize the game.

Joey Lucchesi (Three-2) allowed 3 runs and 5 hits because the last-place Padres dropped to 11-22.

Matt Kemp had an RBI unmarried on a popup to the shortstop within the first inning, and Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez hit consecutive homers in the second one. Alex Verdugo singled in a run within the 6th in opposition to Adam Cimber.


The Monterrey collection continues with Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (2-2, Three.76 ERA) opposing RHP Bryan Mitchell (Zero-Three, 6.07) on Saturday.


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