Jason Hammel loses no-hit bid in seventh inning, throws first career shutout
Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings against the Braves Saturday night, but Jason Heyward broke it up with a single. Still, Hammel would go on to throw his first career shutout.
<img src= starting pitcher Jason Hammel had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings against the Braves Saturday night, but Jason Heyward broke it up with a single. That would end up being the only hit Hammel allowed in his first career shutout.
Hammel, 29, had only thrown one complete game in his career -- which came back in 2009 -- and had previously never thrown a shutout. So this was easily the best outing of his career.
The Orioles haven't had an individual no-hitter since Hall of Famer Jim Palmer threw one on August 13, 1969. Four pitchers -- Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson -- combined for a team no-no in 1991.
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