The week started off strong enough when he held the Phillies to a run on three hits over six innings, but then came the no-hitter against the D-backs. It was baseball's first in more than a year, dating back to Cubs' Jake Arrieta's no-no on April 21, 2016.
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Volquez's 98-pitch outing was the first "Maddux" -- a shutout with fewer than 100 pitches -- no-hitter since Miami's Henderson Alvarez did it on Sept. 29, 2013. That was also the most recent Marlins no-hitter and the only other one in Marlins Park history. There have been six no-hitters in Marlins history.
"When you're little, as a baseball player, first you want to be in the big leagues, throw a no-hitter, go to the All-Star Game," Volquez said. "It's a dream come true."
Volquez led NL pitchers with 14 strikeouts and led all starters with 15 innings pitched and a .067 batting average against in the week.
Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.