Houston Astros righthander Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
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.
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 Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma on Aug. 12, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels (now with the Texas Rangers) on July 25, the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer on June 20 and the San Francisco Giants’ Chris Heston on June 9.