Phillies farmhand Suarez throws no-hitter

Phillies farmhand Suarez throws no-hitter

Ranger Suarez can now add a no-hitter to his baseball resume.

The Phillies farmhand completed his first professional no-hitter as he led Class A Short Season Williamsport to a, 4-0 win, over Auburn in seven innings. 

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Suarez, a 20-year-old lefty, threw 51 of his 79 pitches for strikes, struck out five and nearly threw a perfect game as just one walk stood between him and perfection. Instead, Suarez threw the Crosscutters' first no-hitter since August 13, 2013.

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After walking the first batter of the game, Suarez promptly erased the lone baserunner with a ground-ball double play and finished the game having retired 21 in a row.

The no-hitter improves Suarez to 4-0 through seven starts this season and dropped his ERA to 2.09.

Suarez received some early run support as his club struck for three in the first and added another in the third.

First baseman Darick Hall did most of the damage with a two-run double in the first and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.