Laureano’s home run robbery saves Mike Fiers’ no-hitter for A’s

first_imgA baseball axiom states that behind every no-hitter is a dynamite defensive play. Two if you’re lucky.In addition to being very, very good in his no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, A’s pitcher Mike Fiers was lucky. He got a pair of certified fielding gems — in the sixth inning alone.First, Oakland second baseman Jurickson Profar thwarted Kyle Farmer’s bid for a bloop single. Moments later, Ramon Laureano turned Joey Votto’s would-be home run into a harmless, but …last_img

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