Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the 2020 season on Tuesday, shutting out the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on 101 pitches.
"I knew it was working after the first inning," Giolito said. "It just kept building and building. After the sixth inning was when I really started to notice what was going on. After the seventh, I was like, 'I got six outs. We're going to make this happen.'"
The final out came on a line drive from Erik Gonzalez -- it had an 85% chance of being a hit -- that right-fielder Adam Engel snagged before the celebration began.
"He made history in a very old game," Engel said. "I still can't get over how excited I am for Lucas. I'm still on cloud nine from the game."
Giolito, 26, walked one and struck out 13 using a combination of his fastball and his changeup. He produced 30 swing-and-misses, second most in a no-hitter since 1988.