Alcantara takes no-hitter into 7th, Marlins blank Nats 3-0

Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over 8 glowing innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals Three-Zero on Monday evening.

With two outs within the 7th, Josh Bell covered a unmarried off the bottom of the right-field fence to finish Alcantara’s no-hit bid. The precise-hander then retired his subsequent 4 batters, leaving with seven strikeouts and no walks after throwing 96 pitches.

Jesus Sanchez had a first-inning RBI unmarried and Alex Jackson doubled house two runs within the 9th. Dylan Floro labored a one-hit 9th for his 11th save.

Alcantara (Nine-13) used to be very best thru 5 innings however Keibert Ruiz reached on 2nd baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s error to open the 6th.

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In his earlier get started, Alcantara authorised one run on 4 hits in 9 innings of a no-decision in opposition to the Mets, placing out a career-high 14.

Brewers ace Corbin Burnes blended with reliever Josh Hader at the report 9th no-hitter within the majors this season Saturday evening in opposition to Cleveland, breaking a mark set when pitchers first started throwing overhand in 1884.

Maximum of the ones no-hitters this yr got here ahead of Primary League Baseball cracked down on the usage of unlawful sticky components by means of pitchers.

Six Marlins have thrown no-hitters, the closing by means of Edinson Volquez in a Three-Zero win in opposition to the Diamondbacks on June Three, 2017.

The nearest factor to successful for Washington ahead of Bell’s unmarried used to be when Juan Soto smashed a comebacker off Alcantara’s decrease left leg with two outs within the fourth. The ball ricocheted to first baseman Lewin Diaz, who stepped at the bag for the out.

Alcantara walked across the infield after which slowly left the sector. He spoke to supervisor Don Mattingly within the dugout and got here out to heat up for the 5th with Mattingly and the crew instructor gazing.

Paolo Espino (Four-Five) allowed one run on six hits and 3 walks in six innings for Washington.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: Mattingly stated C/OF Jorge Alfaro, who left Saturday’s sport with left calf tightness, is daily. … RHP Pablo Lopez (appropriate rotator cuff pressure) is scheduled to throw a 25-30 pitch bullpen Tuesday on the crew’s spring coaching complicated in Florida.

Nationals: Ruiz used to be again within the lineup after leaving Saturday’s sport when he used to be hit within the head by means of a fastball from Pittsburgh’s Kyle Keller. Ruiz took a nasty ball off the masks within the first inning however remained within the sport. … INF Jordy Mercer (left calf pressure) used to be reinstated from the 10-day injured checklist.

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Marlins: LHP Jesus Luzardo (Five-7, 6.72 ERA) has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in every of his previous 3 begins, every a Marlins win. He confronted Washington on Aug. 24 in Miami and gave up 5 runs on 10 hits in Four 2/Three innings.

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (6-Nine, Five.31) owns a Three-Zero profession mark with a nil.98 ERA as opposed to the Marlins. This yr, he’s 1-Zero with a nil.73 ERA in two begins in opposition to them, the win coming Aug. 24 when he allowed one run in 6 third innings and struck out 10.

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