Mariners starter James Paxton throws no-hitter against Blue Jays

Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton threw the second individual no-hitter of the MLB season against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Paxton struck out seven and surrendered no runs as Seattle shut out the Blue Jays 5-0 in Toronto. 

The 29-year-old left-hander walked two batters in the third inning but worked out of the jam by inducing a groundout from Josh Donaldson.

Paxton also walked Justin Smoak in the fourth.

From there, Paxton retired the Blue Jays in order. He forced Donaldson into a ground out with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to secure the no-hit bid.  

Paxton struck out 16 hitters in his last start against the Oakland Athletics on May 2.

Oakland's Sean Manaea recorded the first no-hitter of 2018 against the Boston Red Sox on April 21. Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler along with three relievers combined for a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on May 4.

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