Sanchez, Astros throw combined no-hitter against Mariners

Houston Astros relief pitcher Joe Biagini delivers during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter Saturday night in a 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 and led the American League in ERA, but he's struggled this season and had lost 13 straight decisions to lead the majors with 14 losses. But three days after he was acquired from Toronto at the trade deadline, the 27-year-old right-hander teamed with Will Harris, Joe Biagini and Chris Devenski to shut down the Mariners.

It was the second time in less than a month the Mariners were no-hit by multiple pitchers. The Angels used two pitchers in a combined no-hitter July 12 against Seattle on a night when they honored late left-hander Tyler Skaggs by all wearing his No. 45 in their first home game since his death.

Mike Fiers pitched the previous no-hitter for Houston against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 21, 2015.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Other News

For some racewalkers, a cloud of doping is most frustrating

Aug 12, 2016

With no Russians in the field, and a day after another top racewalker's eight-year ban was upheld for doping, China takes gold and silver in the 20-kilometer men's Olympic racewalking event

Carter's last throw nets 1st US Olympic gold in women's shot

Aug 13, 2016

Michelle Carter upset two-time defending Olympic champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand on her sixth and final throw Friday night at the Olympic stadium

Despite a 1-shoe finish, Ethiopian steeplechaser into final

Aug 13, 2016

With one shoe on and one shoe off, Ethiopian steeplechaser Etenesh Diro raised a big cheer at the Olympics on Saturday with a gutsy finish in the women's 3,000-meters steeplechase

Peek Into Field presents the latest news for sports which uses a court, course, field or anything-green related.

Contact us: sales@peekintofield.com