The 23-year-old dazzled the gang over 5 innings, strolling three and hanging out 4, as Atlanta hosted a World Collection sport for the primary time since 1999.
Anderson grew to become simply the second rookie to throw a minimum of 5 no-hit innings in a World Collection sport — the opposite being Jeff Tesreau in 1912.
Anderson was then pulled by Brian Snitker as he turned to the bullpen to start out the sixth inning.
Nevertheless, the choice was vindicated after a spotless night time for the Braves’ bullpen, with 4 scoreless innings, two hits and no walks. Nearer Will Smith picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.
Houston starter Luis Garcia additionally pitched effectively, permitting just one run whereas hanging out six in 3.2 innings, however took the loss.
Relievers A.J. Minter and Luke Jackson carried the no-hitter into the eighth earlier than a bloop base hit off the bat of Aledmys Diaz in entrance of left fielder Eddie Rosario value the Braves an opportunity to turn into the second group in World Collection historical past to throw a no-hitter.
Atlanta scored within the third when Austin Riley lashed an RBI double down the left discipline line to attain Rosario.
The remainder of the night time was a one-run nail-biter, with Travis d’Arnaud offering much-needed insurance coverage with a 437-foot monster dwelling run to heart discipline within the backside of the eighth to make it 2-0.
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