Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez helped preserve starter German Marquez‘s bid for a no-hitter against the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon, making a superb diving catch in right field to rob opposing starter Kyle Hendricks of a single.
Behind in the count 0-1 with one out in the top of the sixth, Hendricks drove an inside fastball to the opposite field, appearing to have enough to break up Marquez’s no-hit bid. But Car-Go sprawled to his left, leaving his feet to make the grab. The catch earned a five-star rating from Statcast.
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Marquez would get through the sixth having allowed no hits, but Kris Bryant promptly ended the dream with a leadoff double in the seventh. Marquez ended up going eight shutout innings as the Rockies blanked the Cubs 3-0.