No-no! A's Fiers throws second career no-hitter, beats Reds

Sadly, just shy of 12,000 people were there to see Fiers' stunning performance in person, so we're here to help with that.

According to the Elias Sports Buereau, that's the highest ERA of any pitcher with at least 25 innings pitched to throw a no-hitter. The A's second baseman raced back and made a diving catch to rob Farmer of a base hit.

Do you find yourself rooting for Mike Fiers because of his past Capital Region connections?

Oakland had dropped eight of its last nine games entering Tuesday's contest, so the club surely is hoping Fiers' dazzling outing can spark a win streak.

Fiers completed his second career no-hitter on 131 pitches.

The Reds Yasiel Puig had a loud out in the second inning when his fly to center chased Laureano to the deepest part of the park, and got their firsts baserunner in the fourth inning when Jesse Winker reached on an infield error.

Cincinnati almost added to its home run total in the Tuesday loss, but A's center fielder Ramon Laureano went back to the fence to deny Joey Votto and provide the defensive highlight of Fiers' no-hitter.

The ground ball with two outs went up the middle, with Matt Chapman, playing to his right on a defensive shift, got his glove on the ball but couldn't secure it. Those lights began to flicker on as the game started. Fiers jumped ahead 0-2 before throwing two balls to even the count and bring him to 130 pitches.

The game started after a 98-minute delay because of a lighting problem at the Coliseum. Their game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday in Cincinnati was briefly halted due to a swarm of bees.

Jurickson Profar drove in both runs for the Athletics with an RBI double in the second and a solo home run in the seventh.

Reds: LHP Alex Wood will not throw for two weeks after getting a second opinion on his back injury.

Athletics: 1B Matt Olson went 0 for 3 in his first game back since undergoing surgery on his right hand. The slugger bruised his hip when he ran into the railing near left field at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Gray allowed five runs in five innings in his only appearance against the A's on May 11, 2018. Oakland counters with LHP Brett Anderson (4-2, 3.89).


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