Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hot the 133rd pitch of the night by San Francisco Giants starter Matt Moore and in doing so broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, the third no-hit bid lost in the ninth this year, but the first with two outs, and the Giants went on to beat the Dodgers 4-0 at Dodger Stadium.
“Giving up a base hit right there is a part of the game,” Moore said. “It was a fun ride all the way up until that point … there’s not a lot to be angry about. I think the smile just kind of came out.”
Moore, 27, would have become the fourth pitcher in the modern era to throw a no-no after being traded during the regular season, according to ESPN.
“He was definitely pitching away from what he’s been doing in the past,” Adrian Gonzalez said. “We were not ready for that.”
“For Corey to spoil that no-hitter was good for us,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “For us to win that series, it was something for us to build on.”
Moore, was acquired July 31 from the Tampa Bay Rays, entered 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA as a Giant, and faced a Dodger club that won the first two games of this series, pushing their division lead to three games.
“He was excited to have a chance at it. He was very grateful and said, ‘thanks, I appreciate you giving me a chance,’ ” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He didn’t show any signs of frustration or disappointing end to give up a hit there. He pitched his heart out.”