Angels’ Cole and Pena have no-hit Mariners thru 8

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Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Felix Pena throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Taylor Cole and Felix Pena have combined for eight no-hit innings against the Seattle Mariners.

The only Seattle player to reach base was designated hitter Omar Narvaez, who walked with one out in the fifth inning.

Cole was the opener and worked two innings, striking out two on 22 pitches, 13 strikes. Pena has worked six innings and struck out six with one walk. The right-hander has thrown 76 pitches, 48 strikes.

Pena got some help in the sixth inning when third baseman Matt Thaiss made a diving stop, gloved Mac Williamson’s grounder and threw him out at first.

The Angels have 10 no-hitters in their history, but only one combined. Mark Langston and Mike Whitt combined to no hit Seattle on April 11, 1990.

The Angels led 13-0 after eight innings. It is Los Angeles’ first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Skaggs was found in his hotel room in Texas on July 1.

On Friday, the day before what would have been Skaggs’ 28th birthday, every Angels’ players wore Skaggs’ No. 45 jersey. Skaggs’ mother, Debbie, threw out the first pitch during an emotional pregame ceremony which included a 45-second moment of silence after a tribute video was played

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