Justin Verlander Throws 1-hitter For Detroit Tigers, Beats Pittsburgh Pirates …


DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander came within two outs of his third no-hitter, allowing only Josh Harrison's ninth-inning single in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. The 29-year-old Verlander, last year's AL MVP

On Friday night, Justin Verlander came within two outs of becoming the sixth pitcher in major-league history to throw three no-hitters.

Tigers ace Justin Verlander came ever so close to throwing his third no-hitter on Friday night. But Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison flicked a one-out single in the top of the ninth inning to break up the bid.

DETROIT — As no-hit bids go, this one was proceeding almost predictably. Justin Verlander was commanding his pitches brilliantly on the mound.

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