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Nats' Triple-A Chiefs toss a.m. no-no in frigid temps

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History repeated itself nearly 18 years later as the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, completed a team no-hitter against the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon.

In a game that began at 10:35 a.m. with the temperature at first pitching registering 37 degrees, the Chiefs defeated the Indians, 5-0, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Three pitchers, including starter Austin Voth, combined to toss the 17th no-hitter in franchise history. Coincidentally, the club's last no-hitter was also against the Indians on June 17, 2000.

History repeated itself nearly 18 years later as the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, completed a team no-hitter against the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon.

In a game that began at 10:35 a.m. with the temperature at first pitching registering 37 degrees, the Chiefs defeated the Indians, 5-0, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Three pitchers, including starter Austin Voth, combined to toss the 17th no-hitter in franchise history. Coincidentally, the club's last no-hitter was also against the Indians on June 17, 2000.

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Voth, 25, was in control from the start of the game, pitching three scoreless innings. He also collected four strikeouts and dropped his ERA to an impressive 1.32 over three starts.

The Chiefs provided Voth with more than enough run support. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead after Jose Marmolejos, the Nationals' No. 22 prospect, and Tuffy Gosewisch provided a pair of RBIs. Rafael Bautista also added a double and scored a run in the game.

After Voth's scoreless outing, he handed duties to reliever David Goforth in the fourth inning. Goforth worked around some trouble and pitched two solid frames. His performance gave him his first win of the season.

The Chiefs turned to relievers Tim Collins and Austin L. Adams to complete the no-hitter. Both pitchers maintained the lead and helped the Chiefs secure the victory in the first leg of the doubleheader.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Chiefs shut out the Indians once more with a 7-0 victory. Marmolejos hit his second home run of the season with a fourth-inning blast off Indians pitcher Tyler Jones.

The Chiefs improved to 8-4 and the Indians fell to 5-6 on the season.

Jaylon Thompson is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta.

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