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All you need to know about Dodgers' no-hitter

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Four Dodgers pitchers teamed up to make history on Friday night, no-hitting the Padres in a 4-0 victory at Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, Mexico.

Rookie Walker Buehler, making his third Major League start, went the first six innings. Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore followed him with one inning apiece, with the quartet walking five but striking out 13 to complete the feat.

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Four Dodgers pitchers teamed up to make history on Friday night, no-hitting the Padres in a 4-0 victory at Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, Mexico.

Rookie Walker Buehler, making his third Major League start, went the first six innings. Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore followed him with one inning apiece, with the quartet walking five but striking out 13 to complete the feat.

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It was the second no-hitter of 2018, after Sean Manaea of the A's threw one all by himself on April 21 against the Red Sox.

Here is everything you need to know about the Dodgers' fantastic performance:

:: Dodgers no-hit Padres in Monterrey ::

• It was the first combined no-hitter in franchise history, and the 23rd no-hitter overall, dating back to June 22, 1891, when Tom Lovett of the Brooklyn Grooms no-hit the New York Giants. Prior to Friday's no-hitter, the last Dodgers no-hitter came on June 18, 2014, when Clayton Kershaw blanked the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

That total of 23 is the most for any franchise, five more than the Red Sox and White Sox.

• This was the 13th of those no-hitters to come since the team moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn for the 1958 season, and just the fifth of those 13 to come away from L.A. Most recently, Josh Beckett threw a no-no in Philadelphia on May 25, 2014.

• Played at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Mexico, the Dodgers' no-hitter was the first in Major League history to take place outside the United States or Canada.

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• Even considering just no-hitters thrown outside the U.S., Friday's was just the sixth ever. There have been three no-hitters thrown in Montreal, and two in Toronto.

The Expos' Bill Stoneman tossed a no-hitter against the Mets at Jarry Park on Oct. 2, 1972, Montreal's Charlie Lea threw one against the Giants at Olympic Stadium on May 10, 1981, and the Phillies' Tommy Greene no-hit the Expos on May 23, 1991. The Athletics' Dave Stewart no-hit the Blue Jays at SkyDome on June 29, 1990, and the Tigers' Justin Verlander no-hit Toronto on May 7, 2011.

• Friday's no-hitter was the 10th against the Padres -- two of which were combined no-hitters -- which is the most against any franchise since San Diego debuted in 1969. The last two no-hitters against San Diego were thrown by the same pitcher, the Giants' Tim Lincecum on July 13, 2013, and June 25, 2014. There was also one other combined no-hitter against the Padres, completed by the Braves on Sept. 11, 1991 -- when Kent Mercker (six innings), Mark Wohlers (two) and Alejandro Pena (one) blanked San Diego at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

• Combined no-hitters are far less common than those completed by a single pitcher. The Dodgers' no-hitter Friday was just the 12th combined no-no in MLB history. The illustrious history of combined no-hitters began on June 23, 1917, with a legendary game.

Babe Ruth started that day for the Red Sox and was famously ejected after walking the first batter and getting into a heated argument with home-plate umpire Brick Owens -- The Babe even reportedly punched Owens, according to newspaper accounts of the game. Ernie Shore relieved Ruth and was perfect the rest of the way: Ruth's lone baserunner was retired on a caught stealing, and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced.

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• Prior to Friday's combined effort by Dodgers hurlers, the last combined no-hitter in the Majors took place on Sept. 1, 2014, when the Phillies' Cole Hamels (six innings), Jake Diekman (one), Ken Giles (one) and Jonathan Papelbon (one) no-hit the Braves at Turner Field.

• The Dodgers' use of four pitchers in a no-hitter is tied for third most among the 12 combined no-hitters in MLB history. The Major League record for most pitchers used in a combined no-hitter is six, done twice.

The most recent six-pitcher no-hitter came from the Mariners, who no-hit the Dodgers at Safeco Field on June 8, 2012. Kevin Millwood (six innings), Charlie Furbush (2/3), Stephen Pryor (1/3), Lucas Luetge (1/3), Brandon League (2/3) and Tom Wilhelmsen (one) combined for the feat. The Astros also used six pitchers in a no-hitter against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2003. Those six: Roy Oswalt (one inning), Pete Munro (2 2/3), Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3), Brad Lidge (two), Octavio Dotel (one) and Billy Wagner (one).

• With Friday's combined no-hitter being thrown in Mexico -- the ceremonial first pitch was even thrown out by Mexican baseball legend Fernando Valenzuela -- it's worth noting that one of the few other combined no-hitters thrown in MLB history was completed by two Mexican-born pitchers.

Video: LAD@SD: Valenzuela throws the first pitch in Mexico

On July 12, 1997, the Pirates' Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon combined to no-hit the Astros in 10 innings at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Cordova pitched the first nine innings, and Rincon pitched the top of the 10th, before the Pirates won on a walk-off homer by Mark Smith in the bottom of the frame.

• The Padres became the 17th National League team to be no-hit among the last 20 MLB no-hitters. That run began after the Mariners' Felix Hernandez pitched a perfect game against the Rays on Aug. 15, 2012. Since then, the only American League teams to be no-hit were the Red Sox by Manaea, the Orioles by the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma on Aug. 12, 2015 and the Tigers by the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez on Sept. 29, 2013.

• Even though Buehler, the Dodgers' top prospect, was making just his third career Major League start, he's still not the least experienced pitcher to start a no-hitter. The St. Louis Browns' Bobo Holloman, for example, threw a no-hitter in his first career start on May 6, 1953 against the Philadelphia Athletics. And the Reds' Bumpus Jones threw a no-no in his first career game on Oct. 15, 1892 against the Pirates.

Video: LAD@SD: Buehler K's 8 over 6 no-hit innings

• Buehler picked up his first Major League hit, a sixth-inning single, which also kept alive an odd streak. This was the 11th straight no-hitter thrown in an NL ballpark in which the starting pitcher recorded at least one hit at the plate.

The last one in which that failed to happen was Kershaw's no-no against the Rockies on June 18, 2014. Lincecum then went 2-for-3 while no-hitting the Padres one week later, beginning the streak, which now includes two combined no-nos.

• The Dodgers pulled off their feat not long after the Angels' Albert Pujols notched his 3,000th career hit at Seattle. This marked the first time that a 3,000th hit and a no-hitter occured on the same day, although there had been some close calls in the past. Twice, they had taken place on consecutive days, most recently in 2015, when Alex Rodriguez collected No. 3,000 on June 19, and Max Scherzer twirled a no-no on June 20.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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Los Angeles Dodgers, Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia, Adam Liberatore