A total of six Mariners combined for the 1-0 last night. Starter Kevin Millwood had to leave after six innings due to a groin injury, and he was relieved by Charlie Furbish, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, former Toronto Blue Jay Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen.
The six Mariners pitchers to throw a no-hitter ties a Major League record set in 2003 by the Houston Astros. On June 11, 2003, Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner combined for a no-hitter in a 8-0 Houston win over the New York Yankees.
There were two significant similarities in both games. Like Millwood, Oswalt had to leave the game because of an injury (only pitched one inning compared to Millwood’s six), and both games were interleague games.
Pryor got the win for the Mariners Friday night after closing out the seventh by getting Juan Rivera to strike out. The Mariners got their only run on an RBI single by Kyle Seager that scored Ichiro Suzuki.