The season's third no-hitter was by far the most unusual.

Kevin Millwood pitched six no-hit innings before having to exit because of a mild strain of his right groin, and five relievers preserved the gem Friday night as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0.

It tied the record for the most pitchers ever used in a no-hitter, and it was the third no-no in the Mariners' history. The others were by Randy Johnson in 1990 and Chris Bosio in 1993.

The Mariners were on the other end of the season's first no-hitter, actually a perfect game by Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox on April 21. Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels no-hit Minnesota on May 2.

Seattle scored the only run of Friday's game in the seventh inning when, with two outs, Ichiro Suzuki reached on an infield single, Dustin Ackley walked and Kyle Seager drove in the run with a single to left field.

Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth inning, and it was not without controversy. Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon led off the inning with a slow roller to shortstop and was called out at first on a bang-bang play.

Elian Herrera then lined out to Ryan, and Andre Ethier grounded out to second.

Another oddity: The home-plate umpire was Brian Runge -- the same ump who was behind the plate for Humber's perfect game.