Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Five Angels pitchers through six hitless innings vs Rangers

September 11, 2018 - 11:07 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Five pitchers have combined to throw six hitless innings for the Los Angeles Angels against the Texas Rangers.

Jim Johnson opened Tuesday night's game with 1 1/3 innings, and Noe Ramirez, Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson have followed with no-hit ball. The group has combined for six strikeouts and three walks.

The Angels led 1-0 through six.

The Houston Astros used a record six pitchers in a no-hitter against the Yankees in 2003. Roy Oswalt started that game but was injured in the first inning.

The Angels planned to make this one a bullpen game, following a trend started by the Tampa Bay Rays this season of using relievers as openers.


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