ATLANTA (AP) -- Jason Hammel pitched a one-hitter for his first
career shutout, allowing only Jason Heyward's two-out single in the
seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves
5-0 on Saturday night.
There have already been five no-hitters in the majors this
season, including three this month, and Hammel made a strong bid to
add to the list.
Hammel struck out eight and walked two, throwing 65 of 102
pitches for strikes.
The Orioles have won six of seven. The Braves have lost five of
Brandon Beachy (5-5) left the game with right elbow soreness in
the fourth inning. The major leagues' ERA leader allowed no hits
and one run, struck out five and walked one.
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