Saturday in Miami history was made when Edinson Volquez, starter for the Marlins, tossed his first career no-hitter and the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history. Volquez tossed his no-no against the Diamondbacks with only 93 pitches in the 3-0 Marlins win. This marks the first no-hitter of the 2017 season and the first no-hitter since Jake Arrieta threw his second career one against the Reds on April 22 of last season. Volquez’s line was 0 hits, 0 runs, and 10 strikeouts. In a post game interview Volquez said that he dedicated the game to his deceased friends Jose Fernandez and Yordano Ventura. It was a presine outing by the former World Champion and his effort along with his previous start before that earned him the NL player of the week award.
Along with a no-hitter, Albert Pujols of the LA Angels did something historic of his own. Pujols became the 9th player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs in their career. Pujols hit a grand slam for his 600th home run, and that grand slam was one of the 7 hit that day, leading to a record for most grand slams hit in one day.
Saturday was a very historic day in baseball, and a day like Saturday only comes once every few years.
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