Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader mix for Brewers’ second no-hitter

This is officially the year of no-hitters.

Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes and star seamstress Josh Hader combined the ninth no-hitter of this MLB season in a 3-0 win over Cleveland at Progressive Field on Saturday.

Burnes was brilliant and wouldn’t allow base runners until he made his only walk in the seventh inning. He hit 14 over 115 pitches before giving way to Hader in ninth place. Their efforts resulted in the Brewers’ first no-hitter since Juan Nieves fired the only other in franchise history on April 15, 1987. The Brewers no-hitter drought was the second-longest active streak in baseball after, ironically, Cleveland.

The nine no-hitters in the MLB this year are more than any other year in baseball history, breaking the 1884 record.

The no-hitter looked like it was going to end when Cleveland’s Owen Miller made hard contact in the bottom eighth. But midfielder Lorenzo Cain made a spectacular game to keep the no-hitter off. It was Burnes’ last pitch of the evening.

Cleveland have now been without hits three times this season, a new MLB record it probably doesn’t like. Incredibly, pitcher Zach Plesac was up the hill all three times, Cleveland wasn’t a hit that year.

San Diego pitcher Joe Musgrove started the no-hitter party in April with the first no-no in Padres history. This was followed by no-hitters by Carlos Rodon of the White Sox, John Means of Orioles, Wade Miley of Reds, Spencer Turnbull of Tigers, Corey Kluber of Yankees, a joint effort by the Cubs and Tyler Gilbert of Diamondbacks.

Contributor: Associated Press

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