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Thomas Pannone throws immaculate inning vs. Rays

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Blue Jays lefty Thomas Pannone threw an immaculate inning in the fifth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rays. An “immaculate inning” is when a pitcher records three outs, all by strikeout, on nine total pitches. Pannone fanned Avisaíl García, Brandon Lowe, and Daniel Robertson. He ended up tossing three perfect innings with four total strikeouts.

Pannone’s is the second immaculate inning of the season. The Brewers’ Josh Hader accomplished the feat on March 30 against the Cardinals. There were four immaculate innings last year, achieved by Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer, German Márquez, and Zac Rosscup.

After Sunday’s performance, Pannone is now sporting a 3.75 ERA with 16 strikeouts and three walks across 12 innings on the season.

Video: Daniel Hudson gets the final out to send Nationals to World Series

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Nationals fans will cherish this moment for a long, long time: Daniel Hudson got Tommy Edman to fly out to Victor Robles in center field for the final out of NLCS Game 4, wrapping up a 7-4 victory and completing a series sweep. The Nationals earned entry into the World Series for the first time in franchise history.

Here’s a recap of the game if you’re into that kind of thing.

The Nationals will anxiously watch the conclusion of the ALCS, which the Astros currently lead two games to one after defeating the Yankees 4-1 on Tuesday.