Jordan Zimmerman went the entire way, striking out 11 in his first career no-hitter. He did not receive too much support offensively, but did receive a ton of help defensively. Minor league player of the year Steven Souza made a diving catch in left field for the final out of the game. That catch would preserve the no-no, robbing Christian Yelich of a double.
The only run support for Zimmerman came off the bat of Ian Desmond, who hit his 23rd home run of the year in the 2nd inning. As mentioned before, this is the second straight season finale with a no-hitter. Coincidentally, the opposing pitcher for the Marlins Henderson Alvarez threw the no-hitter in last year's season finale. He would give up 11 hits on this day, with only 1 earned run, while striking out 3 in 7 innings. The Nationals will play the winner of the Giants-Pirates Wild Card game in the NLDS, which will begin on Friday.