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Reds trail despite tossing no-hitter through 8 innings

May 15, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (21) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati rookie right-hander Hunter Greene tossed 7 1/3 no-hit innings against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon and the Reds took a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning despite trailing 1-0.

Greene, 22, struck out nine and walked five and threw 118 pitches before manager David Bell removed him with two runners on in the eighth inning.

Greene, the second overall pick in the 2017 draft, was making his seventh career start. He was sent back out for the eighth inning after throwing 103 pitches through seven.

Greene induced Jack Suwinski to bounce out to first to start the eighth before walking both Rodolfo Castro and Michael Perez on full-count pitches.

Right-hander Art Warren entered and walked Ben Gamel on four pitches to load the bases. Ke’Bryan Hayes bounced into a fielder’s choice to score Castro.

Greene entered the game with a 1-5 record and a 7.62 ERA.

–Field Level Media