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Breaking news: Orlando Cabrera breaks up Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid in eighth

Jun 14, 2011, 9:11 PM EST

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UPDATE: So much for that. Orlando Cabrera just broke up the no-hit bid with a clean single to center field with one out in the eighth.

I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we track a no-hitter in progress for Verlander.

9:05 PM: We have a no-hit bid in progress tonight, as Justin Verlander has held the Indians hitless through seven innings. The Tigers currently lead the game 4-0.

Verlander has walked one, hit a batter and struck out 10 while throwing 52 out of 99 pitches for strikes.

Of course, he already has two no-hitters in his career, including one on May 7 against the Blue Jays. Only Cy Young, Bob Feller, Larry Corcoran, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan have pitched more than two no-hitters.

Verlander is slated to face Shin-Soo Choo, Orlando Cabrera and Travis Buck in the top of the eighth. Stay tuned to see if he can make a little history.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    This is great! Go Tigers!

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Didn’t he take another no-no into the sixth or seventh like two or three weeks ago too?!

    Verlander is straight-up scary.

    • Jeremiah Graves - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

      Scratch that, it was the very next start after the no-hitter. I forgot all the hooplah about trying to match Vander Meer with the back-to-back no-nos.

      Seriously though, if you had to pick Verlander or Halladay to toss on the hill for your team in a one game playoff, which one do you throw out there right now?!

      • saucepaws - Jun 14, 2011 at 10:33 PM

        I’d still go with Halladay.
        But man, Verlander is redefining the phrase “he is brings no-hit stuff to the mound every start”. I bet he take at least one more no-hit bid into the 7th this year

  3. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    How many no-hitters have you jinxed now D.J. ?

  4. goldensombrero3000 - Jun 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    The Indians are not going to the playoffs no matter how magical Orlando Cabrera is.

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