Angels honor Skaggs with emotional no-hit masterpiecehttps://www.espn.com/mlb...itter-night-honor-skaggs
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout shook his head.
"You can't," he said, pausing for a moment to gather himself. "You can't make this stuff up."
The Los Angeles Angels scored seven first-inning runs Friday night. They finished with 13. Tyler Skaggs' birthday is on the 13th day of the seventh month, which just so happens to be Saturday.
"I'm speechless," Trout said. "This is the best way to honor him."
The Angels honored Skaggs with an emotional ceremony before their first home game since his sudden death on July 1. They honored him by donning his No. 45 jersey. They honored him by inviting his mother, Debbie Hetman, onto the field for the ceremonial first pitch. And they honored him, improbably, with a combined no-hitter, delivered by Taylor Cole and Felix Pena in a 13-0 trouncing of the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium.