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"D-backs Zac Gallen Loses World Series No-Hit Bid on Corey Seager's Leadoff Single in 7th Inning"

Arizona pitcher Zac Gallen loses no-hit bid in Game 5 of World Series after Texas' Corey Seager singles.

In a thrilling Game 5 of the World Series, Arizona pitcher Zac Gallen came close to achieving a no-hitter before Texas' Corey Seager broke through with a single in the seventh inning. The infield was shifted, with third baseman Evan Longoria playing near the shortstop position and shortstop Geraldo Perdomo near second base. Seager managed to hit a knuckle-curve off the end of his bat and found a hole in the infield, ending Gallen's bid for a no-hitter.

Following Seager's single, Evan Carter hit a double, and Mitch Garver brought Seager home with a single, giving Texas a 1-0 lead. Gallen struck out Josh Jung but was then pulled from the game by manager Torey Lovullo.

Gallen had an impressive start to the game, retiring the first 14 batters he faced. However, he walked Nathaniel Lowe on a low 3-1 fastball, breaking his streak. Despite this, Gallen managed to strike out five batters.

Before Seager's hit, Gallen only allowed five balls out of the infield, all resulting in flyouts. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made a fantastic catch at the left-field warning track, and Gallen's performance remained strong.

Gallen's pitch count was low, with only 35 pitches thrown in the first four innings, the lowest of his career. This was a significant improvement from his previous outing where he threw 86 pitches in the first four innings.

Throughout his career, Gallen has pitched two complete games in 115 starts. One notable performance was a seven-inning one-hitter against Atlanta on April 25, 2021, which coincided with Madison Bumgarner's seven-inning no-hitter in the second game. Another standout performance was a three-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs on September 8.

In the history of the World Series, there have been two no-hitters. Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of 1956. Additionally, the Houston Astros' Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly combined for a no-hitter in Game 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies last year.

Despite Gallen's impressive performance, the Diamondbacks struggled to score runs, leaving nine runners stranded in the first five innings. They were unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities against Nathan Eovaldi, who walked five batters for the first time since 2013. Eovaldi managed to pitch a clean 1-2-3 inning in the sixth.

Overall, it was an intense and closely contested game, showcasing the talent and determination of both teams. The outcome of the World Series hangs in the balance, and fans eagerly await the next game to see who will come out on top.

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