Miller takes no-hit bid into 8th, Braves top Arizona in 10th
ATLANTA (AP) Shelby Miller took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Sunday on Cameron Maybin’s home run in the 10th.
Miller, an NL All-Star last month and among the league leaders in ERA, wound up with his 16th straight winless start.
Leading 1-0, Miller’s no-hit try ended when Nick Ahmed led off the eighth with a bloop single to right field. Pinch-hitter Jarod Saltalamacchia followed with another single that finished Miller, and Arizona soon tied it at 1.
Miller struck out 10, but again the Braves didn’t give him much run support. He had a 3.15 ERA for the first 15 games of his skid, and hasn’t won since May 17. He’s lost eight times during his drought.
Miller walked four, including the first two batters of the game, and left with a 2.43 ERA.
Maybin opened with the 10th with a drive over the left field wall off David Hernandez (0-3).
David Aardsma (1-1) struck out the side in the top of the 10th.
Braves right-hander Peter Moylan, promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, recorded the final two outs in the eighth in his first major league appearance since 2013 with the Dodgers.
The 36-year-old Moylan, who played his first seven seasons in the majors with the Braves, has been beset by two Tommy John surgeries, along with back and rotator cuff trouble.
Atlanta had runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth when center fielder Ender Inciarte made a leaping catch of Michael Bourn’s drive to the right-center gap to send the game to extra innings.
Inciarte drove in the tying run in the eighth with a grounder off Ross Detwiler.
Atlanta scored off Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth. Jace Peterson singled, Andrelton Simmons doubled and Miller walked to load the bases, and Ahmed bobbled Bourn’s grounder to shortstop for an error.
Bourn, acquired from Cleveland earlier this month, made a diving catch on David Peralta’s drive in foul territory down the left field line in the first. The catch helped Miller survive walks to Inciarte and Aaron Hill to open the game.
Miller helped himself in the field in the sixth when he snared Inciarte’s sharp grounder behind his back before throwing to first for the out.
Diamondbacks: RHP Randall Delgado (sprained right ankle) struck out two in a scoreless inning for Double-A Mobile on Saturday night, pushing himself into consideration for a return to Arizona. ”He threw the ball really well,” manager Chip Hale said. ”We’re talking about whether we should add him going forward with this long stretch of games.” … With RF Yasmany Tomas (strained calf) back after missing three games, Hale gave A.J Pollock a break.
Braves: 1B Freddie Freeman (strained right oblique) was to begin a rehab assignment with Gwinnett on Sunday night. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks: RHP Jeremy Hellickson will look for his first road win since May 30 at Milwaukee when Arizona opens a series at Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Braves: RHP Williams Perez, coming off a complete-game win at Tampa Bay in his last start, will start as the Braves begin a seven-game road trip at San Diego on Monday night.