Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert tosses MLB’s eighth no-hitter of the season in first start
It was the eighth no-hitter of the season, matching the major league record set in 1884, the first season overhand pitching was allowed.
Gilbert, selected in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft last winter, had five strikeouts and three walks. He previously made three scoreless relief appearances with Arizona this season.
The only other pitchers to throw a no-hitter in their first career MLB start are Ted Breitenstein in 1891, Bumpus Jones in 1892 and Bobo Holloman in 1953, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
The Chicago Cubs threw the majors’ most recent no-hitter with a combined effort June 24. The other no-hitters this year were thrown by San Diego’s Joe Musgrove (April 9), Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox (April 14), Baltimore’s John Means (May 5), Cincinnati’s Wade Miley (May 7), Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (May 18) and the New York Yankees‘ Corey Kluber (May 19).
In addition, Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning hitless game in a doubleheader on April 25 that is not recognized as a no-hitter by Major League Baseball.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.