Marlins RHP Volquez tosses first no-hitter of 2017
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 6:18
And after throwing 95 more game-speed pitches, Volquez had secured a no-hitter, the sixth in Marlins team history and the first for any Major League Baseball pitcher since the Cubs' Jake Arrieta in April 2016.
"Just a lot of things lined up", Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. We kind of did everything wrong you could do wrong in different areas at different times. "And I think he's getting a lot more help now".
Stanton is batting a blistering.400 in his past 11 contests while riding respective five-game hitting and RBI streaks into Saturday's tilt versus starter Randall Delgado.
The Marlins scored twice in the third inning on Stanton's single.
Montgomery (3-4) gave up three singles in six innings, striking out five and walking three for his first win since May 6 against the Cubs. His only win was tagged in a 2012 start, when he pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, striking out six and walked three.
"I'll take that", he said.
"They watching right now, what happened today".
Corbin gave up three homers for the fourth time in his career. "And they must feel really happy right now", Volquez said. He is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA in eight career outings against Miami. Otherwise, the closest the Diamondbacks came to a hit was likely in the fourth inning, when a couple of hard-hit balls turned into outs - Paul Goldschmidt was initially called safe, but it was overturned on review (otherwise this could have ended up being another Armando game!).
The 12 runs represent a Royals' season high, while their 13 hits tied a season best.
Dustin McGowan (3-0) retired all five batters he faced for the win, stranding both runners he inherited when Urena departed. CF Gregor Blanco (jammed left thumb) was not in the lineup.
The four home runs in the eighth - all against Jason Grilli - were the most ever allowed in one inning by a Blue Jays reliever.
Closer A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth and picked up his seventh save of the season, converting his 15th consecutive save opportunity dating back to last September 9. He improved to 5-0 in nine games against the Marlins. His 384-foot drive was his third homer of the season - all three have been hit at Petco Park - and third grand slam of his career.
The inability to hold a late-inning lead has been a recurring problem for the Marlins and made for a sour start to June. The aquarium itself was fine, and so were the fish - the cracked glass was covered with a few strips of duct tape.