Royals pitcher Danny Duffy pitched seven hitless innings in Monday’s game against the Rays.
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy pitched seven hitless innings in Monday’s game against the Rays, before Desmond Jennings led off the eighth with a double.
Duffy needed 97 pitches to get through the seventh, striking out 14 and issuing just one walk. His previous career high for strikeouts in a game was 10. His career high for pitches thrown is 119.
There has only been one other no-hitter in the majors this season, by Cubs ace Jake Arrieta on April 21.
Bret Saberhagen was the last Royals pitcher to throw a no-hitter, on Aug. 26, 1991. The last time the Rays were no-hit was on Aug. 15, 2012 by Felix Hernandez.