Indians No-Hit At The Pro By Ervin Santana

Santana Throws First No-Hitter In Progressive Field History
Santana Throws First No-Hitter In Progressive Field History

The Angels Ervin Santana threw the first no-hitter in Progressive Field history Wednesday, as Los Angeles beat the Indians 3-1.

This is the first no-hitter for the 28-year-old, who had never beaten the Indians in his career.  Except for Ezequiel Carrera reaching on an error in the first and an eighth-inning walk to Lonnie Chisenhall, Santana was perfect.  Santana also struck out 10 Indians hitters.

He threw 105 pitches, 76 of them for strikes.  In the ninth, Santana struck out Travis Buck, got Carrera to ground out to second, and Michael Brantley flied out to center to end the game.

This is the third no-hitter in the Major Leagues this season. Minnesota's Francisco Liriano and Detroit's Justin Verlander also had no-hitters.  It's also the first time the Indians had been no-hit since 1993 when the Yankees' Jim Abbott did it.

The Indians scored a run in the first after shortstop Erick Aybar mishandled Carrera's short-hop ground ball.  Carrera stole second and went to third on a ground ball to second by Asdrubal Cabrera.  Carrera scored on a wild pitch.

The 1-0 lead held up until the fifth when the Angels' Mike Trout hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Peter Bourjos.

The Indians played sloppy defense in the game, committing 5 errors.  Carlos Santana also had a passed by that allowed the go-ahead run to score in the sixth.

Bourjos added an rbi-single in the ninth for the 3-1 lead.

The Indians are off Thursday, but host Kansas City over the weekend.