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The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled starting pitcher Walker Buehler ahead of Friday's game against the San Diego Padres. Buehler led the charge on the mound, improving to 2-0, striking out eight as Buehler, along with Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore combined to throw the 12th combined no-hitter in Major League Baseball history. Bryan Mitchell will start game two and is 0-3 with a 6.07 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. "It's one of those things, to pitch in a place like this, an atmosphere like this, it was awesome".

Buehler, a 23-year-old taken on the first round of the 2015 amateur draft, pitched six innings in his third major league start.

In total, Dodgers pitchers allowed five baserunners - all on walks - while striking out 13. His pitch count had reached 93, and for a pitcher with a Tommy John surgery in his past, manager Dave Roberts made the prudent decision and pulled him from the game.

"It's one of those where you're pretty angry to come out, but the bullpen guys we have - I trust it in their hands, too, and it worked out", Buehler said during a postgame interview with SportsNet LA.

Buehler became part of history in only the third start of his Major League career. "And it worked out". He removed then-rookie Ross Stripling from a bid against San Francisco with one out in the eighth inning in 2016.

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Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings , led by MS Dhoni , are second on the log and are tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 12 points. But the way, they played in the last match will definitely give them the confidence that they will require in this game.


Infielders Chris Taylor and Kike Hernandez hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the second off Padres starter Joey Lucchesi after the rookie left-hander allowed a run in the top of the first.

Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea threw the first no-hitter of the season April 21.

The San Diego Padres will be looking to bounce back after losing 12 of their last 16 games following the no-hit loss on Friday.

In his first at bat of the night in the second inning, Locastro struck out.

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