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Lookouts avoid no-hit bid but lose to Stars

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WRCB) -- Rafael Ynoa's single in the top of the ninth helped Chattanooga avoid a no-hitter, but the Lookouts still lost Wednesday night's series finale to the Stars, 2-0.

Andy Moye took a no-hitter into the ninth and retired lead-off hitter Brian Cavazos-Galvez to pull within two outs of history. Ynoa followed with a single through the middle to break up the bid, and Moye was pulled after 103 pitches.

Moye (4-9) struck out two and walked three in 8.1 innings.

Reliever Kevin Shackelford issued a walk to Ozzie Martinez to bring the go-ahead run to the plate, but Angelo Songco grounded out to end the game.

Brock Kjelgaard's second inning solo homer and Jason Rogers' sixth-inning single plated the only runs of the night.

Chattanooga starter Ross Stripling, who was named a Southern League all-star on Tuesday, was pulled from the game after just one inning. The right-hander struck out two of the three batters he faced, throwing ten strikes on fourteen pitches.

Two relievers combined with Stripling to give up just three hits in the loss.

Reliever Steve Smith (1-2) followed with three strikeouts in four strong innings of relief. However, the lone hit he allowed was Kjelgaard's home run. Greg Infante gave up two hits and a run over the final three innings.

The Lookouts return home Thursday to open a five-game series with Jacksonville at 6:15 p.m. ET. Fourth of July fireworks are scheduled to follow the game, weather permitting.

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