Burnes, Hader toss combined no-hitter; Brewers’ first no-no since 1987
CLEVELAND — History.
Brewers ace Corbin Burnes and reliever Josh Hader threw a combined no-hitter Saturday night in Cleveland. It’s the Brewers’ first no-hitter in more than three decades and the second in franchise history.
Burnes hurled eight shutout innings, allowing just one walk and fanning 14 in Milwaukee’s 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians.
The only other no-hitter in franchise history came in April 1987, when Juan Nieves became the second youngest pitcher in baseball history to throw a no-no, as well as the first Puerto Rican to throw one. That came in a 7-0 win over Baltimore.
Centerfielder Lorenzo Cain may have saved the combined no-no with two outs in the eighth inning when he dove to catch a ball.
That was the last batter Burnes faced, before being taken out in favor of Josh Hader.
Milwaukee had already been rolling as of late, entering the day up 12 games in the National League Central.
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