Astros’ Fiers has no-hitter through 8 innings
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Fiers of the Houston Astros has not allowed a hit through eight innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fiers has thrown 120 pitches Friday night. He allowed a walk in each of the first three innings, but he hasn’t allowed a runner past first. The right-hander retired 21 of the last 22, including the last 18.
Fiers has walked three and struck out six. He does not have a complete game in his career.
Josh Turner came close to breaking it up in the sixth inning, but his towering shot to left with two outs hooked foul.
Fiers, who was acquired by the Astros July 30 along with Carlos Gomez in a trade with Milwaukee, is making his third start with the Astros and is still looking for his first win with Houston.
Houston leads 3-0.