Right-hander Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Detroit. With one out, Josh Harrison took a 1-2 breaking ball for a single into center field to break up the no-no. Verlander went on to induce two groundouts for the complete game shutout.
The only two base runners by the Pirates in the first eight innings were Neil Walker in the first inning and Andrew McCutchen in the sixth, both reaching on walks. The right-hander struck out 12 batters over his nine frames in the Bucs 6-0 loss.
Right-hander Charlie Morton struggled with his sinker in his seventh start of the season. In the first inning. Morton allowed a one-out single to Andy Dirks before back-to-back doubles off his sinker plated two runs. The 28-year-old was able to escape the...
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