Unusual no-hitter, bees and errant bats among the occurrences
By Cash Kruth
We were reminded once again Sunday that anything can happen at the ballpark.
On a day of oddities, the Astros were no-hit by the Braves, but tied; a swarm of bees delayed the start of the Angels-Royals game in Arizona; Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson cared for two fans who were hit by an errant bat; and D-backs pitchers Trevor Cahill and Josh Collmenter took part in a bizarre interview.
• Nine Braves pitchers combined to no-hit the Astros, who scored two runs in the seventh inning via a pair of walks, a hit batsman, a fielder's choice and an RBI groundout. The game ended in a 2-2 tie 2-2 tie after 10 innings.
"It didn't feel like [a no-hitter], because what did we end up walking, 11 or nine?" Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I've never seen that. Only in Spring Training, you see weird stuff like that."
• A swarm of bees forced the Angels and Royals off the field in Tempe, Ariz., and caused a 10-minute delay. The bees eventually settled on a microphone situated on the backstop behind home plate, sending a few rows of fans elsewhere but allowing play to begin.