MARLINS' A.J. Burnett throws no-hitter against Padres while walking nine

Sunday, May 13th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A.J. Burnett pitched an unlikely no-hitter _ overcoming a record nine walks _ to lead the Florida Marlins over the San Diego Padres 3-0 Saturday night.

Burnett, who got his first career complete game in the major leagues, walked the most batters in a nine-inning, complete-game, no-hitter since 1900 and tied a Marlins team record for walks in a game.

Burnett, 24, was making just his second start of the season and 22nd of his three-year major league career. He missed the first month while on an injury rehabilitation assignment due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

Burnett's gem was the second of the season. Boston's Hideo Nomo no-hit Baltimore on April 4.