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Smith, Doolittle lead the way in Nashville's no-no

June 7, 2017

Triple-A Nashville used four pitchers to throw a combined no-hitter against Omaha on Wednesday night, as Chris Smith, Sean Doolittle, Tucker Healy and Simon Castro teamed up to record the Sounds' first no-no in a decade.Smith (4-2) worked the first six innings en route to his second straight scoreless start.

Triple-A Nashville used four pitchers to throw a combined no-hitter against Omaha on Wednesday night, as Chris Smith, Sean Doolittle, Tucker Healy and Simon Castro teamed up to record the Sounds' first no-no in a decade.
Smith (4-2) worked the first six innings en route to his second straight scoreless start. The 36-year-old veteran right-hander walked two and struck out four before giving way to left-hander Sean Doolittle, who struck out a pair and needed just 12 pitches to complete a perfect seventh inning in his third rehab appearance with the Sounds.
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Healy, 26, took over in the eighth inning and promptly retired the side in order. It was his 17th appearance this season, during which he's posted a 1.59 ERA in 22 2/3 frames.
Castro made things interesting in the ninth inning by yielding two hard-hit balls that landed just foul down the left-field line and then issuing a two-out walk.

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However, the 29-year-old righty managed to hold things together, as he induced a groundout from Jorge Soler to seal the seventh no-hitter in Sounds history, and the first since Manny Parra's perfect game against Round Rock in 2007.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.