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Orioles' John Means throws no-hitter against Mariners

Field Level Media
06 May 2021, 08:40 GMT+10

Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means threw his first career no-hitter during a 6-0 victory over the host Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.

Means matched his career-best of 12 strikeouts in his 113-pitch effort. He faced the minimum 27 batters.

It is the third no-hitter of the 2021 season. Joe Musgrove of the San Diego Padres and Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox also accomplished the feat.

The no-hitter was the 10th in Orioles' history and first since July 13, 1991 at Oakland when Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson combined to accomplish the feat. Baltimore's last complete-game no hitter was from Jim Palmer in 1969.

Seattle's only baserunner was Sam Haggerty, who struck out but reached on a wild pitch in the third. He was subsequently caught stealing for the second out.

Means, 28, was sharp in the ninth inning despite pitching into the frame for the first time in his career.

He retired Dylan Moore on a foul out to third base and struck out Haggerty for the second out. J.P. Crawford came up and hit a soft liner into the glove of Baltimore shortstop Ramon Urias.

Means (4-0) lowered his season ERA to 1.37.

Seattle was no-hit for the sixth time in its history.

--Field Level Media

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