Detroit tosses no-hitter vs. Toronto…20th in major league history, first for franchise

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The Detroit Tigers recorded the first team no-hitter in franchise history.

Detroit took a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday (Sept. 9) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Detroit is 39-49 and in third place in the American League Central Division, while Toronto is 49-41 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit’s pitching staff was dominant. Detroit starter Matt Manning went 6⅔ innings without allowing an earned run, striking out four and walking five. Jason Polley followed with 1 1/3 innings of one-hit ball and Alex Lang completed the no-hitter with 1 1/3 innings of one-hit ball.

Manning got off to a slow start. He walked leadoff hitter Bo Bissell on a pitch before giving up a single to Brandon Belt. But he induced an infield grounder to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to get Belt at second base. With runners on first and third, he got Matt Chapman to fly out to center field and then struck out Cavan Biggio.스포츠토토

The Detroit offense got to Kevin Gausman in the bottom of the first. Riley Greene led off with a single. With one out, Spencer Tokelson followed with an RBI single. Kerry Carpenter followed with an RBI single to center field for a 2-0 lead.

Manning walked leadoff hitter Whit Merrifield in the top of the second, but got Dolton Bashaw to ground out to third. Merrifield then failed to steal third. Alejandro Kirk was out on a fly ball to left field.

Manning got out of the jam in the top of the third. He struck out Kevin Kiermaier and then got Bissett to fly out to center field. Belt struck out looking. He retired three straight batters in the fourth through sixth innings.

Manning took the mound again in the top of the seventh. He got Guerrero to fly out to left field and Chapman to ground out before giving up a single to Biggio. The Detroit dugout was in motion. Manning, who had the no-hitter, was sent down and Foley was brought up. Foley got Merrifield to fly out to center field to end the inning.

Foley didn’t falter in the top of the eighth. He struck out Bashaw on a foul tip, then got Kirk to fly out to center and Kiermeyer to ground out to the pitcher. Lang, who came on in the top of the ninth after Foley, got Bisset to fly out, Belt to fly out to center and Guerrero to ground out to third to complete the no-hitter.

It was the first team no-hitter in franchise history for Detroit, and the 20th team no-hitter in major league history.

“It’s pretty cool to accomplish something like this,” said Foley, “and it’s great to be with these guys.”

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