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Late-night history: Mariners no-hit Dodgers with six pitchers

While you slept late Friday night, Seattle starter Kevin Millwood had a no-hitter against the Dodgers at Safeco Field through six innings. But when he came out for the seventh, he felt a tightness in his groin muscle that prevented him from pushing off the rubber.

Millwood summoned manager Eric Wedge and was done for the night. But the no-hitter lived as relievers Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen then pitched the final three innings and made it stand up for a 1-0 victory.

It was the 10th combined no-hitter in history and tied the record for the most pitchers used, set by the Astros in 2003 at Yankee Stadium. At 22, catcher Jesus Montero became the youngest player to catch a no-no since 1971.

Pretty stunning all in all when you consider the Dodgers entered the game with the best record in baseball. Here's the final out:

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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