Braves reliever Chris Martin delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins defeated the Braves, 5-3.
Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Chris Martin throws fifth immaculate inning in Braves history

Reliever Chris Martin pitched an immaculate inning - nine strikes, three strikeouts - in the seventh. It was the fifth immaculate inning in team history and the first since Buddy Carlyle in 2007.

Martin struck out Cesar Hernandez, Jay Bruce and Logan Morrison to complete the inning. 

Martin’s perfect frame was the fourth immaculate inning in MLB this season and 100th all-time. The last, coincidentally, was pitched by former Brave and current Red Kevin Gausman.

It’s the first time in MLB history there have been more than three immaculate innings, according to The Action Network.

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