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Marlins' Volquez pitches first no-hitter of season

04 June 2017, 06:17 | Stacy Ballard

USA TODAY Sports

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While Volquez tossing a no-hitter registers as a surprise given the difficulty any pitcher faces in amassing 27 outs of Major League Baseball batters without allowing a hit (let alone a starter with Volquez's inconsistent record), he's no Bud Smith or Philip Humber and won't rank as one of the worst pitchers ever to accomplish the feat.

Volquez faced 27 batters and threw 98 pitches (65 for strikes).

This marked just the third time the Diamondbacks have been on the wrong side of a no-hitter in team history, with the last such occasion also coming courtesy of the Marlins; Anibal Sanchez of the then-Florida Marlins no-hit Arizona on September 6, 2006.

Volquez's first season in Miami started about as badly as possible; the Marlins lost eight of his first nine starts and Volquez dropped his first seven decisions.

Adam Wainwright hit a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy and pitched six innings of four-hit ball, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 for a four-game split.

Wade Davis earned his 12th save and Hector Rondon (1-1) notched the win. He had been 0-5 in seven starts against Toronto since beating the Blue Jays on April 6, 2014. The left-hander struck out five for the Yankees, who have won two of the first three games of the four-game series. He is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA in eight career outings against Miami.

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