St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez has a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks through six innings
PHOENIX – St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez has a no-hitter through six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The two-time All-Star faced the first nine batters, including six on strikeouts. He drove Josh Rojas to hit fourth and pitcher Caleb Smith with a pitch in the sixth. He scored six runs and threw 77 pitches.
Martinez got the final two outs in the sixth inning when Rosas hit a hard liner on third baseman Nolan Arenado, who caught it and then doubled Smith to first base. Diamondbacks have lost 10 games in a row.
Martinez is trying to become the seventh pitcher to throw a no-hitter in 2021, even if the season is not even a third through the schedule. Seven no-hitters in a season would be one shy of the all-time record-making record since 1900 and the all-time mark set in 1884.
He joins San Diego’s Joe Musgrove (April 9), Chicago White Sox’s Carlos Rodone (April 9), Baltimore’s John Means (May 5), Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (May 18) and New York Yankees Corey Kluber (May 19) Will be )
In addition, Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner had a seven-inning hitless game on April 25 in a doubleheader that is not recognized as a no-hitter by Major League Baseball.
The Cardinals took a 4-0 lead in the game. Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run homer off the center field scoreboard in the second. Arenado hit a run-scoring double in the fifth.
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