DSL Cardinals throw combined no-hitter

DSL Cardinals throw combined no-hitter

DSL Cardinals throw combined no-hitter
ST. LOUIS -- The Dominican Summer League Cardinals struck out 17 in a combined no-hitter against the DSL Indians on Friday.

Left-hander Isaac Silva threw the first seven hitless innings. He struck out 15 and allowed only two baserunners, both of whom reached via a walk. Those walks came in a span of three first-inning batters, after which the DSL Cardinals retired the final 24 hitters that came to the plate.

Silva, 19, turned the no-hitter over to 17-year-old right-handed reliever Frederis Parra, who breezed through his two innings. On the offensive end, the DSL Cardinals backed the pitching performance by scoring five times on five hits.

The win improved the DSL Cardinals to 35-30 this season. The team finished 27-44 in 2011.