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.

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