Pirates picther Oviedo throws immaculate inning against Rangers | Englishheadline


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Johan Oviedo accomplished a historic feat Wednesday by pitching an “immaculate inning” in the top of the fourth against the Texas Rangers.

An immaculate inning is when a pitcher strikes out all three batters in an inning with no more than nine pitches total. Oviedo is the 112th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat.

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The last pitcher to do this was fellow Pirate Colin Holderman, a reliever, on May 4 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Pittsburgh lost 3-2 Wednesday after Oviedo (3-4) went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs, six hits and two walks while striking out five. The Pirates also lost 3-2 in Holderman’s immaculate inning game.

There were seven immaculate innings thrown in 2022.

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