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Astros P Mike Fiers throws MLB's fifth no-hitter of season
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Astros P Mike Fiers throws MLB's fifth no-hitter of season
Saturday August 22nd, 2015

Houston Astros righthander Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at Minute Maid Park, securing a 3–0 Astros win.

Fiers threw 134 pitches and allowed three walks while striking out 10 batters. All three of his walks came over the first three innings, but he did not allow a runner past first.

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner nearly broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning, but a long fly to left with two outs hooked foul.

The Astros acquired Fiers in the July 30 trade with the Milwaukee Brewers that landed Houston Carlos Gomez. Friday was Fiers’s third start with the Astros and his first win with the team.

Before Friday, Fiers had never thrown a complete game and his previous career high in pitches was 113.

The no-hitter was MLB’s fifth this season, following the Seattle MarinersHisashi Iwakuma on Aug. 12, the Philadelphia PhilliesCole Hamels (now with the Texas Rangers) on July 25, the Washington NationalsMax Scherzer on June 20 and the San Francisco GiantsChris Heston on June 9.

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