Update (9:11 PM EDT): Jung Ho Kang broke up the no-hitter leading off the seventh inning, drilling a line drive to left field. It was misplayed by Christian Yelich, allowing Kang to go to second, but Kang was credited with a double.
Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has held the Pirates hitless through six innings thus far in Thursday night’s action. The Pirates were tied with the Cubs for the National League lead in on-base percentage at .354 entering Thursday’s action.
Chen has thrown 90 pitches, striking out five, walking two, and hitting a batter (Francisco Cervelli, who left the game).
Henderson Alvarez was the last Marlin to throw a no-hitter, doing so against the Tigers on September 29, 2013. The Pirates were last victims of a no-hitter on June 20 last year thanks to the Nationals’ Max Scherzer.
The Marlins have supported Chen with three runs of offense against Pirates starter Juan Nicasio. Miguel Rojas plated a run in the first on a squeeze bunt. In the third, Giancarlo Stanton drove in a run with a double, and J.T. Realmuto later hit a sacrifice fly.
We’ll keep you updated as Chen attempts to get through the final three innings.