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Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw a no-hitter on Saturday against the Cubs, but he was helped by two warning-track catches by Odubel Herrera.

By SI Wire
July 25, 2015

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw a no-hitter on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, but he was helped by two warning-track catches by Phillies centerfielder Odubel Herrera.

With one out in the bottom of the eight, Cubs catcher David Ross hit a ball into deep centerfield. Herrera had a lot of distance to cover just to get to the ball, but made a diving catch to rob Ross of an extra-base hit. Watch the video here.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hit a ball to centerfield that Herrera caught as he slid on the warning track. The outfielder appeared to lose his footing, but was able to stretch to make the catch.

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​Hamels gave up just two walks, both to outfielder Dexter Fowler, and faced just two batters over the minimum. He finished the day with 13 strikeouts on 129 pitches. The Phillies beat the Cubs, 5-0.

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer threw the last no-hitter on June 20, 2015 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park.

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