Tigers' Justin Verlander has no-hitter through 6 innings
DETROIT (AP) The Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double off the chalk on the left field line to end Justin Verlander's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning.
Looking for his third career no-hitter, Verlander had faced the minimum Wednesday night. He had walked two but induced a pair of double plays.
Verlander walked David Murphy on four pitches to start the eighth, then fell behind 2-0 on Erick Aybar before getting a double-play grounder.
The right-hander struck out five consecutive batters prior to Murphy's walk.
Verlander hasn't won since July 29, but entered with a 2.00 ERA over his past four starts.
Verlander's most recent no-hitter came at Toronto on May 7, 2011. He also pitched one against Milwaukee on June 12, 2007.
The Tigers won 5-0.