Cole Hamels became the first pitcher since 2012 to be pulled after six no-hit innings.
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) -
In an otherwise forgettable season, Cole Hamels and three relief pitchers gave Philadelphia Phillies fans something to remember on Monday.
Hamels struck out seven in six no-hit innings and the bullpen took it from there as Philadelphia pitched a combined no-hitter during its 7-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
Philadelphia's ace lefty labored through five walks and a high pitch count, forcing manager Ryne Sandberg to remove Hamels for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon preserved the no-hitter, each tossing a clean inning out of the bullpen.