Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning for the second time in two starts on Wednesday, becoming the first pitcher since Dave Stieb in 1988 to do so, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. 

Estrada pitched seven hitless innings in last Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles before giving up a single to the leadoff batter in the eighth. He also walked four batters.

On Wednesday, Estrada was perfect through 7 1/3 when Logan Forsythe reached on an infield single. He ended up pitching 8 2/3 scoreless innings, with two hits, 10 strikeouts and no walks. 

Coincidentally, Stieb also pitched for the Blue Jays when he lost consecutive no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning on Sept. 24 and Sept. 30, 1988. 

WATCH: Donaldson's diving catch preserves Estrada's perfect game bid

- Dan Gartland

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