CLEVELAND (AP) – Ace Corbin Burnes teamed up with reliever Josh Hader to pitch the ninth major league no-hitter of this season, a new record, in the Saturday game the Milwaukee Brewers won 3-0 at Los Angeles. Cleveland Indians.
The nine games without a hit this season broke a record that was set in 1884, when pitchers began pitching by swinging their arms over their heads.
Burnes struck out 14 on 115 pitches over eight innings. He was playing a perfect game until the seventh inning, knocking out the Indians, who went hitless for the third time in 2021.
This time the ones in charge of embarrassing them were Burnes – who has become a candidate for the Cy Young trophy on a team that has a comfortable lead as the leader of the NL Central – and Hader, one of the best closers in the United States. the majors.