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Mike Fiers’ No Hitter Adds to Astros/Dodgers History

August 22, 2015

Last night Houston Astros’ pitcher Mike Fiers pitched a no hit game vs the LA Dodgers in an inter league battle between the leaders in each league’s Western Division. The no hit game adds to Astros vs Dodgers history.

The Astros, in the National League for 51 seasons from (1962-2012), and now in the American League, engaged the Dodgers in a “one game for the NL West title” situation in both 1980 and 1981.

In 1980, the two teams met in the final three regular season games at Dodger Stadium in LA. with the Dodgers needing to win all three games to force a one game playoff and that is what happened.

In the playoff, Houston prevailed with Joe Niekro on the mound and first baseman, Dave Bergman, whom sadly we lost recently, recording the final putout.

The Astros lost a heartbreaking NLCS to the Philadelphia Phillies, who went on to win their first World Series.

In the strike affected 1981 season, the Dodgers defeated the Astros in a best of 5 extra series caused by the strike. LA came home down (0-2) in the series and again had to and did win all three games. That time it meant the NL West title.

The Dodgers went on to win their first World Series in 16 years.

Aug 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers (54) pitches during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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