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No hits thrown for only second time in World Series history as Astros beat Phillies in Game 4



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For only the second time in World Series history, a no-hitter was thrown as four Houston Astros pitchers completed the feat against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night to win 5-0 and secure their spot in the baseball tradition.

Cristian Javier started Game 4 of the series for the Astros, throwing six hitless innings, striking out nine and walking two. He threw 97 pitches before being relieved.

Bryan Abreu and Rafael Montero each threw a perfect inning before Ryan Pressly finished the Phillies in 9th.

Javier told FOX after the match, via a translator, “It’s funny. My parents told me today that I was going to throw a no-hitter, and thank God I was able to accomplish that.

With the victory, the Astros even won the best of seven series at two games apiece, scoring all their runs in the fifth inning.

The only previous no-hitter in World Series history is Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

The only other no-hitter in playoff history was pitched by Roy Halladay for the Phillies in the 2010 National League Divisional Series.

It’s Houston’s second no-hitter this season. On June 25, Javier, Hector Neris and Pressly combined for one against the Yankees.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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