Angels cap emotional Tyler Skaggs tribute with combined no-hitter

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MLB JUL 12 Mariners at Angels

The Los Angeles Angels paid tribute to pitcher Tyler Skaggs during Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners.

"Tonight was in honor of him", center fielder Mike Trout said.

After the final out was made, and after the team celebrated its accomplishment, the players placed their Skaggs jerseys on the mound in one final display. "Everybody after the game, we're running out on the field and everybody's celebrating", Heaney said in a quote captured by MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

And on the far wall of the clubhouse, two photos of Skaggs now flank his competitive catchphrase printed in tall letters: "WE'RE NASTY".

The cause of Skaggs' death has not been released but one thing known for sure is that the entire baseball community and the Angels lost not only a terrific player but a great teammate, husband, son and human being as well. What an unbelievable game to be a part of. The game ended with the team's 13 -0 win against the Seattle Mariners and a no-hitter - a rare achievement that means the Angels' pitchers didn't let up a single hit. "Three hours earlier, and I don't know about anybody else, but I had tears in my eyes".

There was a touching pregame ceremony, where Tyler Skaggs mother delivered the ceremonial first pitch. When you think about him, you're thinking about the loss of a friend, a teammate.

In a video released by Fox Sports, Debbie is clearly emotional, and brings her hands together in a prayer-like posture as she gazes up at the sky.

The team is now 4-3 since the tragedy. and is just 5.5 games out of first place in the AL West.

As Mike Trout noted, they scored seven runs in the first inning and finished with 13 runs and 13 hits - and Skaggs' birthday is 7-13 - July 13th.

It's also the first combined no-hitter thrown in California since the Baltimore Orioles held the Oakland Athletics hitless on July 13, 1991, according to STATS - which happens to be the day Skaggs was born.