SEATTLE (AP/KDKA) — Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means made history on Wednesday, throwing a no-hitter in 6-0 victory over Seattle Mariners.
Means is a West Virginia University alum and was a standout player there.
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He. Means. Business.
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Means (4-0) struck out 12 and walked none. Seattle’s runner was Sam Haggerty after he struck out swinging on a curveball in the dirt on a 1-2 count with one outs in the third inning that bounced away from catcher Pedro Severino.
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Means threw 79 strikes among 113 pitches, including first-pitch strikes to 26 of 27 batters. When Seattle did make contact against the 28-year-old left-hander, it was weak and there were no threats to fall in for a hit.
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Means became the first individual Orioles pitcher to toss a no-hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969. It was the 10th no-hitter in franchise history — six in Baltimore and four as the St. Louis Browns. Baltimore had a combined no-hitter in 1991 against Oakland, the last for the franchise.
Even the governor of Maryland wished Means congratulations.
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