Around the Horn: Atlanta Braves Shelby Miller Loses No-Hitter, Miami Marlins Mike Redmond Fired
UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Shelby Miller lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning against Florida. Moments later, the Marlins lost a manager.
Miller is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA after coming within one out of a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Marlins. The gem ended when Justin Bour hit a first-pitch single to center, preventing Miller from becoming the first Brave to toss a no-hitter since Kent Mercker (MUR'-kur) in 1994.
Major League batting leader Dee Gordon followed with an infield single before Miller completed his second shutout of the season.
Jace Peterson had a two-run single in Atlanta's five-run second inning.
The outcome dropped the Marlins to a disappointing 16-22 after many baseball forecasters expected them to challenge Washington for the NL East crown. The poor start has cost Mike Redmond his job after two-plus seasons as Miami's manager.
Redmond was 166-207 at the helm, losing 100 games in his first season and going 77-85 last year.
The Marlins will unveil their new skipper on Monday.
In other major league finals:
— Kolten Wong hit a tiebreaking homer and Lance Lynn pitched into the eighth as St. Louis beat Detroit 2-1 to avoid a three-game sweep. Lynn singled home the tying run and held the Tigers to a run and six hits with seven strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings.
— Philadelphia whipped Arizona 6-0 as Sean O'Sullivan allowed five hits in six innings for his first victory in over four years. O'Sullivan stayed in the game despite being struck in the throat by a ball thrown back to him by catcher Cameron Rupp.
— A.J. Burnett worked around five walks by yielding just three hits in seven innings to help Pittsburgh end a four-game skid, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs. Francisco Cervelli had two hits and an RBI as the Pirates halted the Cubs' six-game winning streak.
— Houston has a five-game winning streak and an American League-leading 25-13 mark after Collin McHugh worked seven innings of a 4-2 triumph over Toronto. Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus each homered to back McHugh's 12th victory in his last 13 decisions.
— Edinson Volquez threw three-hit ball for seven innings as Kansas City dealt the New York Yankees their fifth loss in six games, 6-0. Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs to help the Royals take the rubber game of the three-game series.
— Mike Wright earned a victory in his major league debut as Baltimore topped the Angels 3-0. Adam Jones scored on a wild pitch and had a two-run double to back Wright, who limited Los Angeles to four hits while striking out six in 7 1/3 innings.
— Noah Syndergaard picked up a win in his second big league start by holding Milwaukee to a run and three hits in six innings of the New York Mets' 5-1 triumph over the Brewers. Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) had two RBIs as the Mets took the rubber match. Milwaukee finished the game without Carlos Gomez after the outfielder was hit in the batting helmet by a 96 mph fastball from Syndergaard in the sixth inning.
— Brandon Belt homered for the third time in three games and Nori Aoki (NOHR'-ee ah-OH'-kee) drove in three runs to lead San Francisco past the Reds 9-8. Hunter Pence homered in his second game back from a broken forearm to help the World Series champs win three in a row at Cincinnati for the first time since 2005.
— Evan Longoria drove in three runs and David Loney had two RBIs in Tampa Bay's 11-3 win over Minnesota. The Rays unleashed a season-high 18 hits on the way to their fourth win in six games.
— Mitch Moreland smacked a two-run homer and collected three RBIs in the Rangers' 5-1 win over Cleveland. Nick Martinez gave up a run and five hits in five innings to improve to 3-0 with a 1.88 earned run average.
— Avisal Garcia hit a two-run homer and Alexei Ramirez had two RBIs in the Chicago White Sox's sixth consecutive win, 7-3 at Oakland. Jeff Samardzija (sah-MAHR'-juh) allowed eight hits and three runs in eight innings as the White Sox completed their first series sweep in Oakland in 18 years.
— Mike Bolsinger pitched three-hit ball over six innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen tossed three hitless frames to complete a 1-0 win over Colorado. The lone run came on Yasmani Grandal's fourth-inning single.
— Seattle blanked Boston 5-0 behind James Paxton, who scattered five hits in eight innings to stretch his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 frames. Brad Miller homered for the third time in two games, and Kyle Seager added a two-run blast in the eighth.
— Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa hit three-run homers and Washington won for the 15th time in 19 games by pounding the Padres 10-5 in San Diego. Stephen Strasburg beat his hometown Padres for the fourth straight time by holding them to three runs and five hits in five innings.
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