October 29th, 2011
12:01 AM ET

St. Louis Cardinals win World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series on Friday night, defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win the seven-game series four games to three.

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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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May 29th, 2010
10:10 PM ET

Halladay throws perfect game for Phillies against Marlins

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched the 20th perfect game in Major League Baseball history Saturday.

The right-hander retired all 27 Florida Marlins batters he faced in a 1-0 victory in Miami. He struck out 11. See the boxscore at SI.com

Halladay, 33, came into the game with a 6-3 won-loss record and a 2.22 earned-run average, according to MLB.com.

Although the feat is among the rarest in baseball, 2010 will go down as the first year in the modern era in which a perfect game has been thrown twice in the same season. The Oakland Athletics' Dallas Braden was perfect against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9.

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