Nine Braves pitchers combine to no-hit the Astros in 10 innings

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The game ended in a 2-2 tie, but the Braves used nine different pitchers to twirl a ten-inning no-hitter against the Astros on Sunday afternoon. Cody Martin got the start and struck out three over two innings of work.

The Braves scored once in the first inning on an A.J. Pierzynski RBI single. The Astros plated two in the seventh without a hit as pitcher Mauricio Cabrera loaded on two walks and a hit batsman. Runs then scored on consecutive ground outs to shortstop. The Braves tied it back up at two apiece in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Todd Cunningham.

The Astros were using a split squad, but the Braves faced the better squad which included Jose Altuve, Colby Rasmus, and Chris Carter.

All nine pitchers of record:

  • Cody Martin: 2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jim Johnson: 1 IP
  • Josh Outman: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Brandon Cunniff: 1 IP
  • Ian Thomas: 1 IP, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Mauricio Cabrera: 1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB
  • Lucas Sims: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Justin Jackson: 1 IP, 2 K
  • Jairo Heredia: 1 IP, 1 K
  • Total: 10 IP, 2 ER, 9 BB, 9 K

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.