The Cincinatti Reds’ pitching staff threw a combined no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, though the team still managed to lose the game by a final score of 1-0. Pittsburgh’s victory marked the sixth time a team has won a game without recording a hit since 1901.
Reds starter Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits, though neither pitcher was credited with a no-hitter, or even a win.
Greene registered his best outing of the season in the loss, striking out nine over 7.1 innings pitched. The right-hander did walk five opposing hitters, however.
After recording an out to start the 7th inning, Greene was pulled after walking Rodolfo Castro and Martin Perez. Art Warren then came on in relief, who proceeded to walk Ben Gamel.
With the bases loaded, Ke’Bryan Hayes then grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Castro. The Reds, who had recorded four hits on the day, failed to get another in the ninth inning and would go on to lose the game by a final score of 1-0.
With Sunday’s loss, the Reds became the first staff to record a no-hitter and still lose Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo of the Angels lost while holding the Dodgers hitless in 2008.