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Stephen Faris on one-hitter

Stephen Faris

The Fort Wayne Wizards and close calls with no-hitters have become commonplace. While the team ERA is the worst in the Midwest League, the pitching staff has notched eight shutouts and taken no-hitters late into games. It was Stephen Faris' turn on Tuesday.

Faris pitched to the minimum through his first six innings, walking the first batter in the third inning before getting a double play liner. In the seventh, Faris issued a one out walk on four straight pitches before third baseman John Whittleman came to the plate. He hit a ball down the first base line that dropped in and was thrown out trying to extend it into a double. The problem – many...

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