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Braves’ Max Fried throws 6 no-hit innings, but bullpen loses no-no in 8th against Mariners

 The Associated Press  |    Apr 29th, 2024 11:37pm EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves lost a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning Monday night when pinch-hitter Josh Rojas singled off reliever Joe Jiménez.

Atlanta starter Max Fried threw six no-hit innings, with the Braves turning to the bullpen to try to complete the no-no. Pierce Johnson struck out the side in the seventh.

Jiménez walked Ty France to open the eighth and Rojas pulled a grounder through the right side of the infield for Seattle’s first hit.

Fried was locked in a pitcher’s duel most of the night with Mariners starter Bryce Miller, who also threw six no-hit innings before he gave up two knocks — and the first run of the game — in the seventh. Ronald Acuña Jr. led off with an infield single and Ozzie Albies doubled him home.

Fried was pulled after throwing 100 pitches. He walked Mitch Garver leading off the second inning and Cal Raleigh leading off the fifth, but those were the only baserunners allowed by the lefty. He struck out Jorge Polanco in a 10-pitch at-bat in the fourth inning, one of seven strikeouts.

Fried threw a 92-pitch three-hitter in his last outing, a 5-0 win over Miami.

Miller had a perfect game going until issuing a one-out, four-pitch walk to Travis d’Arnaud in the sixth. Miller got Jarred Kelenic to ground into a double play to end the frame.

Atlanta appeared to get a baserunner in the third inning when Kelenic was ruled safe on an infield single. Seattle manager Scott Servais challenged and the call was overturned by replay.


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