Dodgers’ Rich Hill Loses No-Hitter on Walk-Off Homer in 10th Inning

    Dodgers LHP Rich Hill took a perfect game bid into the ninth inning before losing 1-0 in the 10th inning on a walk-off home run by the Pirates' Josh

    September 20, 2017

    Dodgers LHP Rich Hill took a perfect game bid into the ninth inning before losing 1-0 in the 10th inning on a walk-off home run by the Pirates’ Josh Harrison. 


    It was definitely not the way Dodgers LHP Rich Hill saw his evening ending – after taking a perfect game bid into the ninth inning, he found himself with neither a perfect game nor a no-hitter after Josh Harrison hit a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning.

    Hill retired 24 batters and was looking to extend his perfect game bid in the ninth inning when Jordy Mercer reached base on an error by third baseman Logan Forsythe. It was the first time in MLB history a perfect game bid was ended by an error in the ninth inning.

    Hill continued his bid into the 10th inning, when Josh Harrison hit a walk-off solo shot to give the Pirates the win. It was the first time in MLB history that a walk-off home run has broken up a no-hit bid.

    Hill was the first pitcher to take a no-hitter into extra innings since Pedro Martinez on June 3, 1995.

    Hill finished the game with 99 pitches, 10 strikeouts, one hit and zero walks. He is the first pitcher in the last 100 seasons to throw at least nine innings, allow one or fewer hits and no walks, and still get a loss.

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