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Ricky Nolasco pitches three-hitter in Angels' 4-0 victory over the Mariners

Ricky Nolasco pitches three-hitter in Angels' 4-0 victory over the Mariners

There was no hint, no indication, that Ricky Nolasco would suddenly morph into the dominant right-hander who went 4-2 with a 1.47 earned-run average in his final six starts of 2016 for the Angels.

It just happened, in the same way a bloop hit will sometimes spark a hot streak for a slumping hitter, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for an injury plagued rotation in need of a shot in the arm.

Nolasco threw his sixth career shutout and 12th complete game Saturday night, surrending just three singles, striking out seven and walking none in a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium.

Nolasco’s previous shutout came last Aug. 31 against the Cincinnati...

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