Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season Tuesday night in a 3-0 win over the Giants.
Bailey also tossed the most recent no-hitter in a win over the Pirates last September.
Bailey began the night 4-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 starts this year. However, over his previous six outings, he was 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA. He had one complete game on the season, a 6-2 victory over the Marlins in Miami on May 14. Bailey struck out a season-high 10 in that game.
The Reds took a 1-0 lead over the Giants in the first inning when Joey Votto's sacrifice fly scored Shin-Soo Choo. Choo hit a leadoff double that was initially was ruled a homer, but after a two-minute, 15-second review, the umpires concluded the ball caromed off Pence's glove and did not clear the fence.
Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the sixth after a Votto single, increasing Cincinnati's lead to 3-0.