History in Houston

Astros throw the first combined no-hitter in the World Series


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A scoreboard of the score from World Series Game 4.

On Nov. 3, the Philadelphia Phillies faced the Houston Astros at Philadelphia’s Citizen Bank Park for Game 4 of the World Series, according to mlb.com.

Astros pitcher Cristian Javier started out the game by pitching six no-hit innings. It was followed up by reliever Bryan Abreu who struck out the side in the seventh inning, Rafael Montero had a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth and finally, Ryan Pressly closed it out in the ninth, according to foxnews.com.

The Astros ended up winning the game 5-0, tying up the series 2-2. The Astros went on to win the next two games, capturing the World Series title, according to sports.yahoo.com.

Javier posted a 2.54 ERA in 148⅔ innings pitched with an 11-9 record during the regular season. On June 25, Javier pitched seven no-hit innings against the New York Yankees with the game ending with a combined no-hitter.

Houston became the first team in postseason history to throw a combined no-hitter. There have only been two previous no-hitters in the postseason. Don Larsen threw a perfect game in the World Series in 1956 and Roy Halladay, threw a no-hitter in the National League Divisional Series for the Phillies in 2008, according to nytimes.com.