Mike Fiers made his first complete game count. The Astros righty no-hit the most expensive line-up in baseball on Friday night.
Fiers struck out ten and walked three en route to the 3-0 shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Right fielder Jake Marisnick and designated hitter Evan Gattis homered for Houston.
“It was like a dream,” Fiers told the media. “You throw the last pitch. You feel the emotion of everything you’ve been through in your life.”
The win puts Houston 3.5 games ahead in the AL West. The second place Angels fell 9-2 at home to the surging Blue Jays.
Friday night’s feat marks the eleventh no-hitter in Houston Colt .45s/Astros history and the fifth no-no of 2015. Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma, Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels (now with Texas), Washington’s Max Scherzer, and San Francisco’s Chris Heston all held the competition hitless in games this season as well.