On Friday night, the Los Angeles Angles threw a combined no-hitter on the very same night the team honored pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
Skaggs, 27, died in his hotel room in Texas 11 days earlier. According to a release from the Southlake Police Department, foul play wasn’t suspected, and a police spokesperson ruled out suicide.
The official cause of death won’t be determined until early October.
The entire Angles team wore his No. 45 on Friday night in an emotional tribute to their teammate.
The night kicked off with his mother, Debbie, throwing a perfect first pitch right down the middle of the plate. That was a sign of things to come as the Angels’ pitching staff worked through the Seattle Mariners without giving up a hit.
After taking down the Mariners 13-0, the Angels took to the mound to lay down their No. 45 jerseys to further honor Skaggs in a beautiful tribute.
For Tyler. pic.twitter.com/yJLRnfv7c9
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 13, 2019
On a night where it all seemed too perfect, Angels star outfielder Mike Trout hit a 454-foot home run – bringing the No. 45 into play once more.
The no-hitter was the 11th in Angels’ history and the first since Jered Weaver blanked the Minnesota Twins over seven years ago.
Skaggs would have been 28 years old on Friday.