Update (12:16 PM EDT): Kole Calhoun led off the seventh with a ground ball single to left field, ending Walker’s no-hit bid.
Taijuan Walker has tossed six innings without allowing a hit to the Angels thus far on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. He was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, but shortstop Ketel Marte made a poor throw in the dirt to first baseman Dan Vogelbach on what would’ve been the final out of the sixth inning.
Walker has struck out seven and thrown 79 pitches in total. His offense has provided him plenty of run support: eight runs, including four which came on a Seth Smith grand slam in the top half of the sixth.
Hisashi Iwakuma was the last member of the Mariners to toss a no-no, achieving it on August 12, 2015 against the Orioles. The Angels haven’t been victims of a no-hitter since the Twins’ Eric Milton accomplished the feat on September 11, 1999.
We’ll keep you updated as Walker attempts to pitch his way through the final three innings.