Cleveland blows no-hitter in 9th inning
The Cleveland Indians on Thursday night waited until the final inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays to sabotage what would have been the team’s first no-hitter in 38 years.
Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis said “No” to the no-no via a single to center field to start the ninth.
Had Cleveland completed the game without allowing a hit, the accomplishment officially would have been called a combined no-hitter because more than one pitcher was active.
Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings where he struck out eight and walked six. He threw 117 pitches before heading to the dugout.
Reliever John Edwards pitched two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and walking two.
Brad Hand, who got the save, struck out three. However, he blew the no-hitter after allowing the hit from Galvis.
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Hand also allowed an earned run.
The Tribe still came away victorious with a 4-1 victory.
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Oh, and that last no-hitter?
According to the Associated Press, that came courtesy of Len Barker, who threw a perfect game in 1981 against — guess who?
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