Mike Foltynewicz loses no-hit bid in ninth of 3-1 Braves win

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Mike Foltynewicz loses no-hit bid in ninth of 3-1 Braves win
Mike Foltynewicz loses no-hit bid in ninth of 3-1 Braves win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Mike Foltynewicz lost his no-hit bid for Atlanta when Matt Olson clobbered a full-count pitch into the elevated right-field seats leading off the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-1 interleague victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Trying for just the major leagues’ second no-hitter of the season, Foltynewicz (6-5) struck out eight and walked four while pitching into the ninth for the first time and outdueling Sonny Gray. The Braves have 14 no-hitters, the last by Kent Mercker at the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 8, 1994.

Foltynewicz, the 19th overall pick in the 2010 draft capped baseball’s home-run heavy June with a career-best 119-pitch gem. He baffled the A’s with fastballs at up to 97 mph.

And there wasn’t even a close defensive play on this night for the 25-year-old right-hander, a four-year veteran making his 52nd big league start. Gray (3-4) retired his final 14 batters.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Atlanta Braves’ Johan Camargo, right, is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Atlanta Braves’ Johan Camargo, right, is congratulated by Matt Kemp (27) after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Camargo scored on a double by Braves’ Dansby Swanson. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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