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  • Rays' Snell has no-hitter through 6 innings against Indians

, Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell pitches to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

12 of September 2018 18:50:38

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell has a no-hitter through six innings in Wednesday's game against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.

Snell, who is seeking a major league-leading 19th win, has struck out eight batters and walked two. He has thrown 82 pitches.

The lefty retired his first seven batters before walking Roberto Perez on a 3-2 pitch with one out in the third. Snell also issued a fourth-inning walk to Edwin Encarnacion, who stared and shook his head toward the mound earlier in the plate appearance after a high-and-inside pitch.

Snell made a nice defensive play in the fifth, fielding Melky Cabrera's comebacker and throwing out the Cleveland right fielder at first base.

The Rays lead 2-0 on Ji-Man Choi's two-run homer in the first.

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