Cleveland Baseball Club No-Hit For Second Time
Major League Baseball's no-hit frenzy continues, this time completed by Cincinnati journeyman Wade Miley who blanked Cleveland in a 3-0 win near the shores of Lake Erie. Miley's only baserunners came on an error and walk in the sixth inning. Cleveland's Zach Plesac matched him allowing just three hits in eight innings. The Reds scratched out three runs off the Cleveland bullpen in the ninth before Miley made quick work to complete the 115-pitch gem. Miley becomes the second pitcher in three days to complete a no-hitter, Baltimore's John Means shut down Seattle 6-0 on Wednesday. It represented the Orioles first solo no-hitter since 1969. The Cleveland franchise has not seen a no-hitter since Len Barker's perfect game in 1981. Cleveland was no-hit for the fifth time at home in franchise history. Other teams no-hit twice in the same season include the 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers (won 92 games) and 2010 Tampa Bay Rays (96 winds), no team has ever been no-hit three times in a season. Miley becomes the first Red to record a no-hitter since Homer Bailey in 2013. Means and Miley join the White Sox Carlos Rodón and San Diego's Joe Musgrove throwing no-hitters in this still young season. Arizona's Madison Bumgarner also pitched an unofficial seven-inning no-hitter in Atlanta that saw the Braves record one hit in 14 innings of a doubleheader. Major League Baseball looks poised to shatter the single-season record for no-hitters. The previous record is seven set in 1990, 1991 and 2012.