Chicago Cubs rookie Hayden Wesneski pitches an immaculate inning, putting him in rare company: ‘It shows the kind of pit

Hayden Wesneski kept a simple approach when he knew he was on the verge of a rare feat. “The ninth one just let it rip,” he said, “and hope it happens.” Wesneski uncorked a slider down and away, forcing a swing-and-miss from catcher to finish off an immaculate inning in the fifth. The rookie right-hander … Read more

Astros become 1st team in MLB history to throw 2 immaculate innings in same game

MLB’s most “blink and you’ll miss it” achievement is the immaculate inning, but the Houston Astros gave fans a second chance on Wednesday. The Astros became the first team in MLB history to throw two immaculate innings in the same game, with pitchers Luis Garcia and Phil Maton both throwing 1-2-3 innings with three strikeouts … Read more

9 pitches, 3 Ks _ Astros twice immaculate against Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nine pitches, three strikeouts. Houston pitchers had two immaculate innings against the Texas Rangers. Houston starter Luis Garcia retired the side in the second inning when he struck out Nathaniel Lowe, Ezequiel Duran and Brad Miller on nine consecutive pitches. Those were among nine strikeouts for the right-hander in his six … Read more