Villanueva thrilled for Padres' series in Mexico

Villanueva thrilled for Padres' series in Mexico

Leading 4-0, Liberatore worked the ninth inning, striking out two Padres on 15 pitches before embracing his teammates. Buehler led the charge on the mound, improving to 2-0, striking out eight as Buehler, along with Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore combined to throw the 12th combined no-hitter in Major League Baseball history. But after some arm problems, doubts about his diminuitive size (6-1, 175 pounds), and getting overshadowed by his teammate Carson Fulmer, Buehler fell in the draft and became somewhat of an afterthought among top prospects. Cingrani walked two in the seventh, but the lefty kept the bid intact. The game began with a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Dodgers ex-pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, while San Diegos third baseman Christian Villanueva accompanied him to catch the throw.

Los Angeles now has 23 no-hitters, the most in baseball. They were the first two teams to play a major league series outside of the continental United States or Canada.

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Per the AP, it's the first major-league no-hitter to take place outside of the US or Canada.

Among the reasons Dodgers manager Dave Roberts likely removed Buehler from the game, his season-high 94 pitches came in his last outing against the San Francisco Giants on April 28. The 6-foot-5, 227-pounder made his major league debut in the Padres' second game this season, gaining his promotion from Triple-A when right-hander Dinelson Lamet went on the disabled list for eventual Tommy John surgery. Last season, Edinson Vólquez threw a no-hitter for the Marlins on June 3, 2017 - the same day Pujols hit his 600th career home run. Mexicos Alex Verdugo singled in a run in the sixth for the Dodgers to allow the veteran Chase Utley to score. It was good. I was happy with it. "It*s a night that no one is going to forget".

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