The 23-year-old dazzled the gang over 5 innings, strolling three and putting out 4, as Atlanta hosted a World Collection sport for the primary time since 1999.
Anderson turned simply the second rookie to throw no less than 5 no-hit innings in a World Collection sport — the opposite being Jeff Tesreau in 1912.
Anderson was then pulled by Brian Snitker as he turned to the bullpen to start out the sixth inning.
Nevertheless, the choice was vindicated after a spotless evening for the Braves’ bullpen, with 4 scoreless innings, two hits and no walks. Nearer Will Smith picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.
Houston starter Luis Garcia additionally pitched properly, permitting just one run whereas putting out six in 3.2 innings, however took the loss.
Relievers A.J. Minter and Luke Jackson carried the no-hitter into the eighth earlier than a bloop base hit off the bat of Aledmys Diaz in entrance of left fielder Eddie Rosario value the Braves an opportunity to develop into the second crew in World Collection historical past to throw a no-hitter.
Atlanta scored within the third when Austin Riley lashed an RBI double down the left discipline line to attain Rosario.
The remainder of the evening was a one-run nail-biter, with Travis d’Arnaud offering much-needed insurance coverage with a 437-foot monster residence run to heart discipline within the backside of the eighth to make it 2-0.
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