Fiers, 30, was making just his third start for the Astros and it will be a night he will never forget. He struck out 10 batters and walked three on 134 pitches. It was his first complete game at the big league level and surpassed his career high in pitches thrown in the 8th inning at 113.
With Nolan Ryan watching, Fiers threw the eleventh no-hitter in Astros history. Darryl Kile was the last one do it, in 1993. Fiers joins Chris Heston, Cole Hamels, Max Scherzer, and Hisashi Iwakuma who have thrown no-hitters this season and we still have more than a month left.
Fiers was wicked all night pumping high fastballs by hitters and breaking balls at the shins with his over-the-top deception. He helped push the Astros to a 67-56 record, three games up in the division.
The Dodgers fall to 67-54, now just 1.5 games up in the division, because of a Giants’ win in Pittsburgh earlier in the hour.