Eight Los Angeles Angels pitchers combined to no-hit the Seattle Mariners for a 4-0 Cactus League win at Tempe Diablo Stadium, one year ago today.
The feat mrked the second no-hitter of the 2017 spring training season, with the New York Yankees no-hitting the Detroit Tigers just a week earlier.
The Angels’ Bud Norris began the game by throwing two perfect innings, and Jose Alvarez, Cam Bedrosian, Andrew Bailey, Austin Adams, Drew Gagnon, Justin Anderson and Abel De Los Santos each followed with single no-hit innings.
All three ninth-inning outs were nail-biters. First baseman C.J. Cron made a diving play and tossed to a covering Anderson for the first out, and right fielder Shane Robinson followed with a diving catch on a short liner. Then, third baseman Sherman Johnson made a diving stop and threw to Cron to complete the no-no.
The effort marked the most pitchers used for a nine-inning spring training no-hitter. In 2015, nine Atlanta Braves combined to throw a 10-inning no-hitter against the Houston Astros. That game ended in a 2-2 tie.