Santiago Casilla strikes out three on nine pitches in 'immaculate inning'

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

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