Scott Moss, Carlos Machorro and Brian Hunter combined to pitch the first nine-inning no-hitter in Dayton Dragons history Saturday, in a 2-0 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field.
It is only the second no-hitter in the franchise’s 18-year history, with the first being Johnny Cueto’s rain-shortened, five-inning no-no in the nightcap of a 2006 doubleheader against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Moss (6-1, 1.91 ERA) pitched the first six innings of Saturday’s no-hitter, allowing three walks and striking out five. He also hit two batters. Machorro struck out three in his two innings of relief. Brian Hunter struck out one and earned his fourth save of the season by pitching a perfect 9th inning.
Dragons designated hitter Tyler Stephenson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. Shortstop Hector Vargas drove in Dayton’s other run.
The no-hitter came one day after Dragons pitcher Tony Santillan took a perfect game into the 7th inning in Dayton’s 4-2 win over the Hot Rods on Friday.
The Peoria Chiefs also got a great pitching performance Saturday, one-hitting the Beloit Snappers in a 1-0 win at Dozer Park.
Chiefs starter Mike O’Reilly (1-1, 1.73 ERA) struck out 10 batters while giving up only one hit and one walk in 8.1 innings. He was taken out of the game after giving up Beloit’s only hit, a single by Edwin Diaz.
Reliever Yeison Medina got the last two outs for the Chiefs, striking out two and walking one in his 2017 debut.
Chiefs catcher Brian O’Keefe accounted for the game’s only run via a solo homer in the bottom of the 4th inning.
Cards trade Adams to Braves
The St. Louis Cardinals traded first baseman Matt Adams to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, getting minor-leaguer Juan Yepez in return.
Adams played for the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2010, batting .310 with 22 HR and 88 RBI in 121 games. He made his major-league debut for the Cardinals in 2012.
Yepez, a corner infielder, reportedly will be assigned to the Chiefs after playing for the Braves’ low-A team this season. He batted .275 with 1 HR and 15 RBI in 36 South Atlantic League games this year.