Sandy Alcantara awarded a hit in eight sparkling innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Monday night.
With two strikeouts in the seventh, Josh Bell doubled a single at the base of the right-field fence to end the offer without Alcantara hit. The right-hander then put out his next four batters, leaving seven strikeouts and no walks after making 96 pitches.
Jesus Sanchez had a single RBI in the first inning and Alex Jackson doubled two runs to the ninth. Dylan Floro got a ninth hit for his 11th save.
Alcantara (9-13) was perfect in five innings, but Keibert Ruiz hit second baseman Jazz Chisholm error Jr. to open the sixth.
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On his previous departure, Alcantara granted one run on four hits in nine non-decision innings against the Mets, scoring a career-high 14.
Brewers ace Corbin Burnes combined with reliever Josh Hader on the record for ninth batterless in this season's majors Saturday night against Cleveland, breaking a record set when pitchers started throwing overheads in 1884.
Most of them no hitssure this year came before Major League Baseball cracked down on the use of illegal sticky substances by pitchers.
Six Marlins threw a hit, the latest by Edinson Volquez in a 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks on June 3, 2017.
The closest thing to a hit for Washington before Bell's single was when Juan Soto crushed a lower-leg comebacker Alcantara left with two strikeouts in the fourth. The ball ricocheted at first baseman Lewin Diaz, who stepped on the sack for the out.
Alcantara rounded the infield then slowly left the field. He spoke to manager Don Mattingly in the canoe and came out to warm up for the fifth as Mattingly and the team coach watched.
Paolo Espino (4- 5) allowed one run on six hits and three walks. six rounds for Washington.
Marlins: Mattingly said C / OF Jorge Alfaro, who left Saturday's game with left calf tightness, is day to day. … RHP Pablo Lopez (right rotator cuff strain) is expected to throw a 25-30 pitch reliever pen on Tuesday at the team 's spring training complex in Florida.
Nationals : Ruiz was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday's game when he was hit in the head by a fastball from Kyle Keller of Pittsburgh. Ruiz took a foul ball from the mask in the first inning but stayed in the game. … INF Jordy Mercer (sprained left calf) has been reinstated on the 10-day injured list.
Marlins: LHP Jesus Luzardo (5-7, 6.72 ERA) has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last three starts, each a victory for the Marlins. He faced Washington on August 24 in Miami and allowed five runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings..
Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (6-9, 5.31) holds a 3-0 career mark with a 0.98 ERA against the Marlins. This year he is 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two starts against them, with the win coming on August 24 when he allowed a run in 6 1/3 innings and struck out 10 strikes on sockets.