Mariners' James Paxton Throws No-Hitter Against Blue Jays

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Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton threw the second individual no-hitter of the MLB season against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Paxton struck out seven and surrendered no runs as Seattle shut out the Blue Jays 5-0 in Toronto. Paxton is just the second Canadian to throw a no-hitter and did so in his native country.

 

The 29-year-old left-hander walked two batters in the third inning but worked out of the jam by inducing a groundout from Josh Donaldson.

Paxton also walked Justin Smoak in the fourth.

From there, Paxton retired the Blue Jays in order. He forced Donaldson into a ground out with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to secure the no-hit bid. 

Paxton struck out 16 hitters in his last start against the Oakland Athletics on May 2.

 

Oakland's Sean Manaea recorded the first no-hitter of 2018 against the Boston Red Sox on April 21. Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler along with three relievers combined for a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on May 4.