Sunday May 17th, 2015

San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla struck out the side in order on nine pitches Sunday to become the 74th pitcher in major-league history to throw an "immaculate inning."

Casilla struck out Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd looking, followed by Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce swinging to earn the save in a 9–8 San Francisco victory. 

Casilla is the second pitcher this season to accomplish the feat, after Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers did it in the fourth inning of a game on May 7. He is the first Giants pitcher to throw an immaculate inning since Trevor Wilson in 1992. 

Casilla was not aware of his history-making moment until Tim Hudson told him, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News

Brewers CF Carlos Gomez leaves game after being hit in head by pitch

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