Rangers' Lewis pitching perfect game thru 6 innings vs A's
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Colby Lewis of the Texas Rangers lost his no-hit bid against Oakland on a leadoff double in the ninth inning that glanced off the glove of rookie right fielder Nomar Mazara.
Max Muncy opened the ninth with a long drive to the corner Thursday. Mazara ran a long way, reached out his glove and ball went off his mitt and he smacked into the padded wall.
Mazara looked at his glove as he went to retrieve the ball. Earlier in the game, Mazara ran hard to rob Muncy of extra bases.
Lewis was perfect until walking Yonder Alonso on four pitches with two outs in the eighth.
The 36-year-old Lewis also took a perfect game against the Athletics into the eighth inning last September. Danny Valencia broke up that bid with a leadoff double in the eighth.
The A's have not been no-hit since four Baltimore pitchers combined to do it in 1991. That's the longest stretch any big league team has gone without being held hitless.