Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 8, 2016, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Marcio Jose Sanchez
April 09, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ross Stripling of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been pulled after throwing 7 1/3 hitless innings in his major league debut against the San Francisco Giants on a rainy Friday night.

Manager Dave Roberts removed Stripling after 100 pitches and replaced him with Chris Hatcher.

The 26-year-old Stripling, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick who skipped Triple-A altogether, capitalized on a trio of defensive gems. The Dodgers lead 2-0 in the eighth.

Yasiel Puig made a diving catch in right to rob Matt Duffy in the second and Stripling then ran down Brandon Crawford's bunt toward third and fired a one-hopper to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for a slick play.

Center fielder Joc Pederson sprinted hard to his left to make a diving, backhanded catch on Denard Span's fly to start the fourth. Stripling gave up two walks that inning but was unscathed.

In the seventh, the Dodgers made a rare 5-6-3 double play on which third baseman Justin Turner shifted between first and second base.

Stripling went 3-6 with a 3.66 ERA pitching for Double-A Tulsa and Class A Great Lakes last year.

The only pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in his MLB debut was Bumpus Jones on Oct. 15, 1892, for Cincinnati against Pittsburgh, according to STATS.

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Birdie (-1)
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