(Seattle) John Means of the Orioles had a scoreless game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, guiding Baltimore to a 6-0 victory.
Means (4-0) struck out 12 batters and did not walk out.
He threw a strike as the first shot on 26 of the 27 batters he faced.
The only blemish on the left-hander's record was a poor pitch against Sam Haggerty in third.
It was a third catch, and the left fielder was able to get to first base. He was, however, withdrawn in an attempted theft shortly after.
“I really don't mind that it's not a perfect game,” said Means.
It was his first full game of his career, in 44 starts.
After 113 shots, Means clinched the 10th scoreless game in Orioles history.
" I can not find the words. It's amazing, said Means, whose average has dropped to 1.37.
“My gear change was slow to operate, but I'm glad I finally got it under control. "
“It's a whirlwind,” added the 28-year-old gunner. My legs started to weaken a bit on the last run, but it quickly changed. "
The last out was an arrow from JP Crawford on a shortstop.
“In the locker room, it looked like we had just secured a playoff spot,” said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. It was really beautiful to see. "
Playing deep, center fielder Cedric Mullins had to be alert to slip and catch a Crawford strike as the last out in the sixth.
Trey Mancini and Pat Valaika helped Means' cause with three-run and solo homers, respectively.
Means offered a 12-11 record in 2019, posting a 3.60 average.
The Orioles (15-16) are 5-2 since April 29.
On Friday, the club will start a four-game home series against the Boston Red Sox.
This is the third game with no runs or hits in the major leagues this season.
Joe Musgrave of the Padres and Carlos Rodon of the White Sox received the honor in April.