DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Justin Verlander held a no-hitter into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Friday.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – The Pirates’ Josh Harrison broke up a possible third career no-hitter for Verlander who struck out a season high 12, walked two and allowed one hit in the impressive outing against the Pirates coming within just two outs of completing the milestone.
The 29-year-old Verlander, last year’s AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, nearly became the sixth major league pitcher with at least three career no-hitters. But with one out in the ninth, Harrison reached out and flicked a clean single into center field.
The crowd at Comerica Park, already on its feet, gave Verlander a big ovation and the right-hander quickly finished off the Pirates with a pair of groundouts.
Tune in to 97.1 The Ticket as the Tigers take on the Pirates in game two of the three game series at Comerica Park – first pitch 4:05 p.m.
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