Four-time All-Star Madison Bumgarner on Sunday pitched a seven-inning shutout as the Arizona Diamondbacks blanked the Atlanta Braves 7-0 in the second game of a doubleheader in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bumgarner’s performance does not count as an official no-hitter in the record books because it was not a nine-inning contest.
“It’s pretty special for all of us and like I said, I’m just blessed and fortunate to be able to do that and be a part of this,” Bumgarner said.
Arizona won the first game of the doubleheader 5-0, as the Braves squeezed out just one hit in 14 innings of baseball.
Bumgarner retired 17 straight batters and closed the shutout on a Marcell Ozuna fly ball to right field.
Bumgarner allowed just one batter to get aboard, a second-inning error by Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, which put the runner on base.
Making his 300th career start, Bumgarner has won his past two starts with a 0.75 ERA.
He has posted an 11.19 ERA in his first three starts this season.
Bumgarner said that he has an official no-hitter in him.
“If it worked for seven, it’s hard to imagine it not working for two more,” he said.
Arizona’s Zac Gallen pitched a complete-game shutout in the opener.
Also Sunday, it was:
‧ Padres 8, Dodgers 7
‧ Red Sox 5, Mariners 3
‧ Rockies 12, Phillies 2
‧ Indians 7, Yankees 3
‧ Orioles 8, A’s 1
‧ Royals 4, Tigers 0
‧ Pirates 6, Twins 2
‧ Mets 4, Nationals 0
‧ Blue Jays 1, Rays 0
‧ White Sox 8, Rangers 4
‧ Angels 4, Astros 2
‧ Cardinals 5, Reds 2
‧ Brewers 6, Cubs 0
‧ Giants 4, Marlins 3
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