Braves pitcher Shelby Miller loses no-hit bid with two outs in ninth

Sunday May 17th, 2015

Atlanta Braves pitcher Shelby Miller came within one out of throwing a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Justin Bour pinch-hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and singled up the middle, ending Miller's no-hit bid.

Miller would have become the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season. The league's last came on Sept. 28, 2014, when Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann threw one against the Marlins.

After Bour's hit, Dee Gordon had an infield single before Miller ended the game by getting Martin Prado to pop up.

In nine innings, Miller walked one batter, when Marcell Ozuna led off the bottom of the second inning with one, and struck out four. He threw 94 pitches overall.

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Miller entered Sunday 4–1 with a 1.36 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 53 innings.

In 2014, five no-hitters were thrown. In addition to Zimmermann's, Josh BeckettClayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum all threw one, while four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers also combined for one. A perfect game has not been thrown since Felix Hernandez did it in 2012.

- Molly Geary

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