Tortugas' Travieso throws five no-hit innings

Reds No. 6 prospect records his longest Minor League start without allowing a hit

Tortugas' Travieso throws five no-hit innings

Nick Travieso snapped a four-start winless streak by silencing every bat he faced Tuesday. Cincinnati's No. 6 prospect did not allow a hit while striking out four hitters and walking two in five innings of work as Class A Advanced Daytona took down Dunedin, 8-0.

The Tortugas bullpen allowed Blue Jays No. 10 prospect Mitch Nay to break up the team no-no with a single in the seventh, but it did not allow a run in the four innings after Travieso left the game.

No. 23 prospect Taylor Sparks provided most of the offense for the Tortugas, coming up with a career-high five RBIs while finishing 3-for-4 with a double and a homer.

Meanwhile, Travieso improved to 4-5 while cutting his ERA from 3.03 to 2.82 in 15 starts for Daytona. His current earned run average is his lowest since April 21.

The 21-year-old missed almost two months of action between June 15 and Aug. 6 after suffering a wrist contusion on a comebacker. He returned last week, allowing one run on two hits in two innings.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.