Dodgers Throw Combined No-Hitter Against Padres In Mexico

Dodgers Throw Combined No-Hitter Against Padres In Mexico

It took four pitchers, but the Los Angeles Dodgers made history Friday night in Monterrey, Mexico.

Los Angeles put Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list before the game with left biceps tendinitis, and the defending NL champions said their ace had returned to Los Angeles to be examined.

Friday's start was just the third of Walker's career. Leading 4-0, Liberatore worked the ninth inning, striking out two Padres on 15 pitches before embracing his teammates.

Franchy Cordero added a run-scoring single in the seventh off Pedro Baez as the last-place Padres improved to 13-22.

Led by six strong innings with eight strikeouts and three walks from rookie phenom Walker Buehler, the Dodgers became the second team this season to throw a no-no.

Buehler is 1-0 with a 1.80 earned run average in his two starts, each of which lasted five innings. Buehler led the charge on the mound, improving to 2-0, striking out eight as Buehler, along with Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore combined to throw the 12th combined no-hitter in Major League Baseball history.

It's the 23rd no-hitter in franchise history, though the Dodgers' first of the combined variety.

The Dodgers' no-hitter wasn't the only incredible baseball news from Friday night. He entered the game 1-0 on the season with a 1.80 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 10 innings. The game began with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Dodgers ex-pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, while San Diegos third baseman Christian Villanueva accompanied him to catch the throw.

Pirates 6, Brewers 4: Starling Marte hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer and rookie Nick Kingham won his second straight big league start for visiting Pittsburgh. There was only one no-hitter last season as well as in 2016, making this the first with multiple no-hitters since 2015, when there were seven.

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