Former ECU ace Williams takes loss when his Guardians get no hit by Astros
Williams went five innings and only surrendered two runs
HOUSTON (AP) - Framber Valdez threw the 16th no-hitter in Houston Astros history Tuesday night in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. Hours after the Astros reacquired ace Justin Verlander from the New York Mets, Valdez allowed just one baserunner on a walk in the fifth inning, but still faced the minimum thanks to a double play in that frame. Gabriel Arias grounded out to start the ninth before Myles Straw lined out to center field. Cam Gallagher then lined out to Jeremy Pena to end it and set off the celebration. Valdez (9-7) raised his arms above his head and then clapped as a huge smile crossed his face.
Former ECU ace pitcher Gavin Williams took the loss (1-3) despite throwing five strong innings where he only allowed two runs on four hits. He struck out six. He walked four.
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