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Dan Straily was pulled in the middle of an attempted no-hitter

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Marlins’ right-hander Dan Straily exited Sunday’s game after firing 5 1/3 innings of a no-hitter during the club’s series finale against the Mets. He held the Mets hitless into the sixth inning, but was pulled after his 93rd pitch and fifth walk of the afternoon, putting runners in scoring position for the first time and jeopardizing the team’s 1-0 lead.

Before things got out of control in the sixth, however, Straily looked nearly untouchable. He struck out five batters and was bailed out in the fifth inning by Marcell Ozuna‘s incredible catch atop the left field wall:

The Marlins continued the combined no-hitter for another 2 1/3 innings, sending out lefty prospect Jarlin Garcia to finish off the sixth and utilizing right-hander Kyle Barraclough in the seventh inning. Brad Ziegler got the ball in the eighth, inducing a groundout and catching Curtis Granderson on a swinging strikeout before giving up the no-no on a 2-0 single to Neil Walker.

Danny Farquhar taken to hospital after fainting in dugout

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.

Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.

The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.