Nationals’ Gonzalez pitching no-hitter through 8 vs Marlins


MIAMI (AP) – Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Miami Marlins.

Gonzalez has thrown 87 pitches at Marlins Park, striking out five and walking three Monday night. The left-hander, who is a native of nearby Hialeah, retired 14 in a row during one stretch.

Washington leads 1-0.

The game was the Nationals’ first in Miami since Washington ace Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the eighth inning but lost on June 21.

There has been only one no-hitter in the majors this season, and it was at Marlins Park. Edinson Volquez pitched it for Miami against Arizona last month.

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