Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 7 versus Arizona

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Reymond Fuentes (14) collides with Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (36) after Volquez tagged first base for the out during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Mia. - Lorenzo Cain capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, Jason Hammel settled down after a shaky start and the Kansas City Royals routed the Cleveland Indians 12-5 on Saturday. Ironic that 11 years later it would happen again in Miami as Edinson Volquez pitched a magnificent game against a hapless Diamondbacks offense, going the full nine and only facing the minimum thanks to a pair of double play groundouts from Brandon Drury.

A couple hours later, nothing was hurting.

"He's going to hold a lot of all-times for this franchise before he's done", Yelich said of Stanton. "And I got it".

The last time the Diamondbacks were no-hit also came against the Marlins - by Anibal Sanchez on September 6, 2006.

Volquez (2-7) was almost knocked out of the game after just one batter, when he collided with Diamondbacks leadoff man Rey Fuentes as he covered first, rolled his ankle and took a hard fall to the turf.

"I thought I broke my ankle", Volquez kidded after the game. "I said "hi" to the fans". "And if there was a plan for Volquez, today was his day".

Volquez dedicated the performance to late teammate Jose Fernandez and late Royals pitcher and Dominican countryman Yordano Ventura. Just Saturday morning, Volquez had posted a photo of himself and Ventura on Instagram.

Yet on this day, he was almost flawless.

On the second play of the game, Volquez was almost removed by manager Don Mattingly after appearing to tweak his ankle. "And his stuff was really, really good".

Nick Ahmed had three of Arizona's six hits, including a two-run single in the eighth to put the Diamondbacks ahead.

Nearly as remarkably, the pitcher who has battled control issues all season - he entered with 31 walks in 52 2/3 innings - was efficient with his pitches and finished with a flourish, striking out Nick Ahmed, Daniel Descalso and Chris Owings, all on changeups.

That left it up to Owings, another pinch-hitter.

"Great mentor, great leader on the team", Realmuto said, as three workers on the field dug up the rubber for Volquez.

The 33-year-old threw the Major League Baseball season's first no-hitter at the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 3-0 victory.

Rodney blew a save in Wednesday's 14-inning win at Pittsburgh, and manager Torey Lovullo said the marathon may have had a lingering effect. Giancarlo Stanton drew a walk, advanced to second on a hit by Marcell Ozuna and scored on a soft single to shallow left field by Bour. With two outs, David Peralta singled and scored on a two-run homer by Goldschmidt.

This was the fourth time the Yankees have hit four homers in an inning - they last did it October 1, 2012, against Boston.

Volquez threw a one-hitter for San Diego against Houston in 2012 - the only blemish that night coming on a fourth-inning infield single by the Astros' Matt Downs.

Leake, who entered leading the National League in earned run average at 2.24, allowed five runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings (see full recap).

And then Paul Goldschmidt was called safe after shortstop JT Riddle fielded a high chopper but pulled first baseman Justin Bour off the bag with a high throw.

NOTES: Arizona rested C Chris Iannetta and LF Yasmany Tomas.

Before the game, Arizona optioned RHP Zack Godley to Triple-A Reno and recalled RHP Silvino Bracho.

Saturday's outing was the sixth no-no in Marlins history and just the second in Marlins Park.

TORONTO - CC Sabathia won his fourth consecutive start, Aaron Hicks had a career-high six RBIs and Gary Sanchez homered twice to lead NY over Toronto.



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