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Astros Achieve Combined No-Hitter as Aaron Sanchez Shines in Houston Debut

HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 03: Aaron Sanchez #18 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on August 03, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros might just have the World Series locked up if THIS is the Aaron Sanchez they acquired. After adding him in a trade with the Blue Jays, Sanchez was on the mound for his Astros debut on Saturday night, and he tossed an absolute gem.

He last 6.0 innings without surrendering a hit before handing it over to the bullpen. Sanchez struck out six batters while walking two before turning it over to Will Harris, Joe Biagini -- who accompanied him from Toronto in the trade to Houston-- and Chris Devenski who upheld the hitless outing.

The Mariners didn't have an answer for the Astros pitchers Saturday night, and with the way Sanchez was dealing, it's not hard to see why.

His changeup was clearly working wonders for him.

This is exactly what the Astros were hoping to see from their new acquisition, and it'll make them even more eager to see what Zack Greinke can churn up on the rubber for his start on Tuesday.

The combined effort was the organization's 12th no hitter in franchise history, as the four arms combined to join the 'Stros record books.