Astros right-hander Mike Fiers threw the 11th no-hitter in franchise history last night as part of a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers. Watch all 27 outs of the feat below:
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Fiers needed a career-high 134 pitches in order to get it done. Not only was last night his first no-hitter, it was also his first complete game in 59 career starts.
Fiers, who was acquired along with Carlos Gomez from the Brewers last month, now has a 2.42 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio in 26 innings over three starts and one relief appearance since joining the Astros.
MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.
Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.
Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.