Jered Weaver threw six no-hit innings but yielded a run in the fifth when Matt Kemp reached on Weaver's questionable error as he failed to come up with a squibber past the mound. A stolen base, another error and a sacrifice fly later, the Dodgers had the only run they'd need. Weaver was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh and reliever Jose Arredondo (inset) added two more no-hit innings, but the Angels didn't score and the Dodgers became the fifth major-league team to win without a hit.
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Devern Hansack | Red Sox | October 1, 2006
A year before Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major-league start, fellow Red Sox Devern Hansack unofficially did the same on Oct. 1, 2006. In the season's 162nd game, with Boston long out of playoff contention, Hansack, who worked as a lobsterman in his native Nicaragua the previous two years and had pitched all season in Double A, no-hit the Orioles for five innings in a rain-shortened 9-0 win at Fenway. He struck out six, walked one and has pitched only 7.2 major-league innings since.
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Pedro Martinez | Expos | June 3, 1995
Montreal ace Pedro Martinez was perfect for nine innings, with nine strikeouts, but Padres starter Joey Hamilton was almost as good, having thrown a three-hit shutout to that point. Montreal plated a run in the top of the tenth, but Martinez gave up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the tenth. Reliever Mel Rojas then entered the game and preserved the win for Martinez.
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Matt Young | Red Sox | April 12, 1992
In his first start of the season, lefty Matt Young, a career 55-95 pitcher, threw eight no-hit innings in Cleveland, but lost 2-1 because he walked seven batters and endured a costly run-scoring error by shortstop Luis Rivera. Indians second baseman Carlos Baegra was 0-for-4 but had both RBIs.
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Mark Gardner | Expos | July 26, 1991
Two days before Expos teammate Dennis Martinez hurled a perfect game at the Dodgers' expense, Mark Gardner nearly no-hit Los Angeles in the first game of the series. Gardner didn't allow a hit for nine innings (walking two) but allowed consecutive singles to Lenny Harris and Eddie Murray to start the 10th. Jeff Fassero came on in relief and yielded the game-winning single to Darryl Strawberry.
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Andy Hawkins | Yankees | July 1, 1990
Hawkins threw eight no-hit innings against the White Sox -- and managed to lose 4-0, thanks to a disastrous four-run, three-error, two-walk eighth inning. The biggest blow came when rookie left-fielder Jim Leyritz dropped a two-out, bases-loaded fly ball that would have kept the game scoreless.
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Melido and Pascual Perez | White Sox and Expos | June 12, 1990 and Sept. 24, 1988
Brothers Melido (pictured) and Pascual Perez each threw rain-shortened no-hitters, but Melido gets bragging rights on his older brother for lasting one more inning. Melido, then with the White Sox, no-hit the Yankees for six innings on July 12, 1990, with nine strikeouts and four walks; Pascual, then an Expo, no-hit the Phillies for five innings on Sept. 24, 1988, striking out eight and walking one. (Bob and Ken Forsch are the only brothers to have thrown official no-hitters.)
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Harvey Haddix | Pirates | May 26, 1959
Pirates lefty Harvey Haddix suffered the ultimate near-miss on May 26, 1959. He retired the first 36 Milwaukee Braves he faced, but a fielding error by Don Hoak ended the perfect game in the bottom of the 13th. After a sacrifice bunt advanced the runner, Haddix intentionally walked Hank Aaron and then gave up a home run to Joe Adcock, killing the no-hitter and the shutout too. The game, however, ended 1-0 as Adcock passed Aaron on the basepaths in the excitement of the win.
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Ernie Shore | Red Sox | June 23, 1917
Babe Ruth started the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators but was ejected for arguing with home-plate umpire Brick Owens after walking leadoff hitter Ray Morgan on four pitches. Ernie Shore entered in relief, working on only two days' rest after his last start. After Morgan was caught stealing, Shore retired the next 26 hitters for a "perfect game in relief," which history records as a joint no-hitter.
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