PITTSBURGH — Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Artwork Warren mixed to permit zero hits in an entire recreation, however it didn’t rely as a no-hitter — or perhaps a win — as a result of the Pittsburgh Pirates eked out a run within the backside of the eighth inning for a 1-0 win Sunday.
Ke’Bryan Hayes‘ RBI grounder helped the Pirates turn into the sixth staff in massive league historical past since 1901 to win regardless of not getting any hits. It final occurred in 2008, when Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo of the Angels misplaced whereas holding the Dodgers hitless.
By Main League Baseball record-keeping guidelines, Cincinnati’s accomplishment isn’t an official no-hitter as a result of its pitchers didn’t go at the very least 9 innings. And in a season during which most every part has gone unsuitable for the Reds, this certainly needed to be the topper.
RedsSunday vs. PITAngels6/28/08 vs. LADCrimson Sox4/12/92 vs. CLEYankees7/1/90 vs CHWOrioles4/30/67 vs. DETColt .45s4/23/64 vs CIN— ESPN Stats & Data
Greene (1-6), the Reds’ prized rookie, was pulled after a pair of one-out walks within the eighth. He threw 118 pitches, essentially the most by any pitcher within the majors this 12 months — seven of his heaters reached 100 mph.
Warren relieved and walked Ben Gamel to load the bases. Hayes adopted with a grounder to second baseman Alejo Lopez, who bobbled the ball earlier than throwing to shortstop Matt Reynolds for one out. Reynolds’ relay was a fraction late to get the speedy Hayes at first base.
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Cincinnati batters went down so as within the ninth, and that was it at PNC Park — no celebration for the Reds, who’ve the worst document within the majors (9-26).
“I imply, to not even get a success in a recreation and to get a win, I’m positive that hasn’t occurred lots since baseball’s been happening,” Hayes stated.
Greene took the loss, changing into the primary pitcher to throw seven hitless innings and take the loss since Matt Younger of the Crimson Sox in opposition to Cleveland in 1992, in keeping with ESPN Stats & Data.
There have been two no-hitters within the majors this season. Angels rookie Reid Detmers pitched one Tuesday in opposition to Tampa Bay, and 5 Mets pitchers mixed to carry Philadelphia hitless on April 29.
The Related Press contributed to this report.