John Means nearly perfect in no-hitter of Mariners
Means became the first Orioles pitcher to throw a solo no-hitter since 1969. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

John Means has been great all season for the Baltimore Orioles, but he was even better on Wednesday when he had no-hit stuff.

The Orioles starter threw a no-hitter in Baltimore's 6-0 win against the Seattle Mariners. He did not allow a hit, walk or hit a batter in the game. What ruined Means’ perfect game bid was Sam Haggerty reaching on a strikeout in the third that was ruled a wild pitch by Means.

The 28-year-old southpaw had 12 strikeouts in the game, matching a career high.

Means became the first Orioles pitcher to throw a solo no-hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969.

Here is a look at the final out.

Means has been great all season and is now 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA. His changeup was his money pitch on Wednesday:

This is the third no-hitter of the season following Joe Musgrove and Carlos Rodon. Madison Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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