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Diamondbacks' Tyler Gilbert Throws No-Hitter In First Career MLB Start

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter on Saturday night in his first career major league start.

Gilbert’s outing is the third nine-inning no-hitter in franchise history, the last coming in 2010. It is also the eighth no-hit game this MLB season, the most in a single season since 1900.

Diamondback veteran Madison Bumgarner threw seven no-hit innings in a shortened game earlier this year, but it was not counted as official because it was not nine innings.

Before Saturday, no Diamondback had ever thrown a no-hitter at Chase Field. The D-Backs were no-hit at home in 1999.

The last time an MLB pitcher threw a no-hit game in their first career start was in 1953. Only 22 rookies have pitched no-hitters since 1901.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.