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Breaking news: Hiroki Kuroda's no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning

Aug 31, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

12:08 AM: So it goes. Shane Victorino broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out single in the eighth inning.

11:54 PM: This isn’t related to the no-hitter, but here’s a sign that Kuroda is have a once-in-a-lifetime night. In the bottom of the seventh inning, he just got his first hit of the season. He was 0-for-45 before the one-out single to center field.

11:47 PM: Ho-hum. Another Monday, another chance at history.

Hiroki Kuroda currently has a no-hitter through seven innings against the Phillies. He has allowed just two baserunners thus far — by virtue of hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch in the second inning and walking Carlos Ruiz in the sixth — while striking out six.

Kuroda has also thrown 83 pitches, 53 of them for strikes, so opposed to Rich Harden last week, he should have a legitimate chance to finish this one. Stay tuned to see if he can keep it going.

  1. beezo - Aug 31, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    Vin Scully has been saying “no-hitter” all night, so if Kuroda gives one up you can blame Vin for jinxing it this time.

  2. quint - Aug 31, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Beezo, if he has been saying it all night, and it was broken in the eighth, he is hardly at fault.
    The better question is did Kuroda jinx it by getting his first hit the inning before, if he can get a hit, the Phillies should too.

  3. bbeer - Aug 31, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    i blame both

  4. Reflex - Aug 31, 2010 at 2:13 AM

    Thank you for keeping us informed and not cowtowing to ridiculous superstitions.

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