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Sean West outpitches Randy Johnson in Marlins' win

In his fourth career start, West pitches six innings of no-hit ball to lead Florida to a 4-0 win over San Francisco.

June 09, 2009|Associated Press

MIAMI — The tall left-hander had not given up a hit through six innings -- and Randy Johnson was already out of the game.

Facing the Big Unit, 6-foot-8 rookie Sean West flirted with a no-hitter in the fourth start of his career.

West did not give up a hit until the seventh inning, Brett Carroll backed him with the first home run of his career, and the Florida Marlins defeated the San Francisco Giants, 4-0, on Monday night.

West (1-1) allowed one baserunner -- a leadoff walk to Andres Torres in the third -- through the first six innings. Edgar Renteria then lined a single to left on West's first pitch of the seventh.

"The no-hitter was on my mind the whole time, but I tried not to think about it," West said. "As soon as you think about it, karma's going to take care of that hit."

West gave up two hits, one walk and struck out six in eight innings.

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