Orioles' top minor-league pitching prospect Chris Tillman pitched Norfolk's first nine-inning no-hitter in nearly 18 years on Wednesday as part of the Tides' 6-0 win at Gwinnett, the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate.
Tillman, 22, allowed one walk and struck out six in the gem, throwing 105 pitches. He retired Matt Young on a groundout to Robert Andino to secure the no-hitter.
Tillman's only blemish was a walk to Gwinnett designated hitter Brent Clevlen in the fifth inning. He then induced left fielder Mitch Jones to ground into a double play after Clevlen reached. One other Gwinnett batter reached in the game – on a Michael Aubrey fielding error in the fifth. Tillman was helped by a strong Tides' defense.
The no-hitter was announced to the Camden Yards crowd during the Orioles' game against the New York Yankees.
It was the first nine-inning no-hitter thrown by the Tides since Dave Telgheder accomplished the feat on May 19, 1992.