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Edinson Volquez throws no-hitter on Yordano Ventura’s birthday

This day couldn’t have been any more special

Edinson Volquez threw a no-hitter on Saturday against the Diamondbacks becoming the sixth Miami Marlins pitcher to do so.

His no-hitter didn’t come without some pretty spectacular defense. Here’s Dee Gordon giving Volquez a huge assist in the 4th inning.

Volquez finished off the no-hitter by striking out the side in the 9th inning — something that’s pretty rare.

Volquez has had a very tough year with the loss of his very close friends, Jose Fernandez and Yordano Ventura. Here’s the postgame interview where Volquez dedicates the no-hitter to Fernandez and Ventura.

What made the day really special, though, was that it is Yordano Ventura’s birthday. Earlier in the day, Volquez posted a tribute to Ventura on his Instagram account.

Miss you broth HBD to Ace Ventura one love

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Such a special day for Edinson Volquez and the Marlins organization. This is the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history giving the team the most no-hitters thrown by any team in the MLB since the team was formed in 1993.