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Justin Verlander’s no-hit bid ends in seventh inning, still holding Athletics scoreless

Oct 10, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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Justin Verlander can no longer join an exclusive club with Don Larsen and Roy Halladay, but he’s still on the verge of leading his team to the ALCS.

Verlander’s no-hit bit ended with two outs in the seventh inning after Yoenis Cespedes hit a hard grounder past shortstop Jhonny Peralta and into center field. Having Jose Iglesias in the game there probably wouldn’t have helped him. With his chance at the no-hitter in the rear view mirror, Verlander quickly bounced back and struck out Seth Smith swinging, so he now has seven scoreless innings under his belt in this decisive Game 5.

The Tigers lead the Athletics 3-0 going into the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. Oakland has six more outs to keep their season alive.

  1. frank433 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    He’s so filthy tonight that he is listed as team owner on the Oakland A’s Wikipedia.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      Nice.

    • Reflex - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      That’s funny, there is an edit war going on on Wikipedia. Hilarious if he pulls this off.

  2. dhalb34 - Oct 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Can’t wait for Verlander to retire and stop tormenting us. Good season A’s. Proud of you guys.

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I see Leyland is Managing to Formula using Benoit to close…

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Verlander would have joined two pretty exclusive clubs. The one stated plus he’d have been the 6th guy with a no-hit hat-trick. He’d have joined Larry Corcoran, and Hall-of-Famers Cy Young, Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan.

  5. watchfullhose - Oct 11, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Did verlander pitch last night? I think verlander did. Maybe verlander will pitch on short verlander rest. Verlander verlander.

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