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Perfect Game Marred by What May Be the 'Strangest Rule' in Sports

But John Means of the Baltimore Orioles still got his no-hitter

(Newser) - John Means of the Baltimore Orioles threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. But a look at the box score reveals an odd thing: He faced the minimum 27 batters, and did not walk anyone or hit any batters with a pitch, notes ESPN . His team made no...

Mariners Join History: 6 Pitchers, 1 No-Hitter

Half-dozen combine for win

(Newser) - Nine pitchers can now say they've thrown no-hitters this year, and six of them joined the club in one game last night. A half-dozen pitchers for the Seattle Mariners tied a league record by combining on a 1-0 win over the Dodgers, reports the Post-Intelligencer . Kevin Millwood threw the...

Santana Throws First No-Hitter in Mets' History

A missed-call by an umpire helped

(Newser) - Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets' history tonight, helped by an umpire's missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. After a string of close calls in their 51-season history, Santana finally finished the job...

Angels' Ervin Santana Pitches No-Hitter

Cleveland Indians are the victims

(Newser) - Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years today against the Cleveland Indians. Santana struck out 10 and allowed only two runners—there was an error on the leadoff batter in the first inning and a walk in the eighth. (That leadoff batter eventually...

Twins' Francisco Liriano Throws No-Hitter

Minnesota pitcher shuts out Chicago White Sox

(Newser) - Francisco Liriano pitched the major league's first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in the Minnesota Twins' 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. Liriano (2-4) walked six and struck out two, throwing 123 pitches in the 95th major league start for the 27-year-old...

Phillies' Roy Halladay Throws Historic No-Hitter

It's only the second in playoff history

(Newser) - Talk about a postseason debut. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series today. Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for...

Matt Garza Gives Rays 1st No-Hitter

It's the first such gem in Rays' history

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Rays finally wound up on the right side of a memorable pitching performance. Matt Garza threw the first no-hitter in franchise history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 last night. "We needed one. I don't care who it...

Arizona's Jackson Tosses Year's 4th No-Hitter

Year of the Pitcher continues in MLB...

(Newser) - Edwin Jackson was so wild early there was no reason to think he would even finish the game, forget throw the fourth no-hitter of the season. This being the Year of the Pitcher, though, anything was possible. Jackson made it happen, all right, throwing a whopping 149 pitches—the most...

Giants' Sanchez No-Hits Padres

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez, an unlikely candidate, pitched the majors' first no-hitter this season last night, dominating the San Diego Padres with an array of pitches in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 victory. The 26-year-old left-hander returned to the rotation after a nearly 3-week demotion to the bullpen—and he only got...

Brewers Furious Over Denied No-Hitter

Team appeals official's single base-hit call on CC Sabathia

(Newser) - Lefty Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout pitching a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in a 7-0 victory. But instead of celebrating, the Brewers are furious that he was denied a no-hitter by an official's disputed fifth-inning base-hit call on what some say was an fielding...

Lester Throws No-Hitter
 Lester Throws No-Hitter 

Lester Throws No-Hitter

24-year-old Red Sox lefty and cancer survivor beats KC Royals

(Newser) - Jon Lester can now add pitching a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments. The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season. "Really, words...

Verlander No-Hits Brewers
Verlander No-Hits Brewers

Verlander No-Hits Brewers

Tigers ace has first Comerica no-no, and first for Detroit since 1984

(Newser) - Tigers fireballer Justin Verlander scored a spectacular no-hitter at home against the Brewers, the team with the NL's two leading home-run artists. The right-hander used his changeup and curve to devastating effect, chalking 12 Ks and allowing only three balls to reach the outfield in the 4-0 interleague victory.

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