MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami’s bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Friday night.READ MORE: ‘I Have Goose Bumps’: Zoo Miami's Ron Magil On 'Rita' Laying 2nd Egg On Live Bald Eagle Cam
Jonathan Lucroy blooped a single with one out in the ninth off reliever Jose Urena to break up the combo no-hit bid. The ball landed in shallow right field, just beyond the outstretched glove of diving second baseman Derek Dietrich.
Dietrich was playing in place of speedy Gold Glove winner Dee Gordon, who was suspended by Major League Baseball on Thursday night after a positive test for performance-enhancing substances.
The 25-year-old Conley (1-1) struck out seven and walked four. The crowd at Miller Park booed as Mattingly walked to the mound and brought in Urena from the bullpen.
Conley, who made his big league debut last year with the Marlins, had four previous starts for the Marlins this season. In those games, he threw 31, 93, 95 and 88 pitches.
Conley’s career high for pitches was 106 last season.
Earlier this month, Ross Stripling of the Dodgers threw no-hit ball for 7 1/3 innings against San Francisco in his major league debut and was taken out after 100 pitches.
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta pitched the majors’ first no-hitter this season, doing it last week at Cincinnati.
Justin Bour homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs to put Miami ahead.
The gangly Conley worked quickly throughout the game. He escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth by striking out Lucroy and getting Chris Carter to ground into a double play.READ MORE: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
Conley was 9-3 with a 2.52 ERA for Triple-A New Orleans last year and went 4-1 with a 3.76 ERA in 15 appearances for the Marlins.
The Brewers turned a triple play in the fifth, and almost pulled off a remarkable rally in the ninth. They scored three times on four hits, then loaded the bases before A.J. Ramos struck out Jonathan Villar for his seventh save.
With two outs, Milwaukee had drawn got on an RBI single by pinch hitter Alex Presley, a run-scoring double by Ramon Flores and an RBI single by Yadiel Rivera that chased Urena.
Zach Davies (0-3) struggled for the third consecutive start. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in five innings, and has an 8.78 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A on April 17.
Marlins: OF Giancarlo Stanton was given the day off for rest. “You really don’t want to push Giancarlo over the edge,” Mattingly said.
Brewers: RHP Matt Garza made 30 throws on flat ground from 60 feet, his first step in returning from a lat strain. He is expected to miss at least another month.
Stanton is expected to return to the lineup when Milwaukee RHP Chase Anderson (1-2) faces Miami LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) in the second game of the three-game series.MORE NEWS: Kyle Lowry Scores 19 Points, Heat Beat Bulls 107-104
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