Detroit Tigers' Verlander pitches no-hitter
May 7th, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Detroit Tigers' Verlander pitches no-hitter

Justin Verlander pitched his second career no-hitter Saturday in the Detroit Tigers’ 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 28-year-old right-hander struck out four, and came within one baserunner of a perfect game when he walked a batter in the eighth inning. With the feat, Verlander becomes only the 28th pitcher ever to throw two or more career no-hitters, according to the Baseball Almanac. His first came June 12, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It was the second no-hitter in the major leagues this season both of them occurring the same week: Francisco Liriano of the Minnesota Twins no-hit the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    so basically the people paid to see a game and nothing happen..

    in a perfect game of baseball they pitcher and catcher just play catch for 9 innings..

    May 9, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
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