Astros ace Justin Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter in 2-0 victory over Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO – Justin Verlander continues to amaze as he tossed the third no-hitter of his career on Sunday in the Houston Astros 2-0 victory at Toronto. He finished the game with 14 strikeouts and lowered his ERA to a league-leading 2.56. He's 17-5 this season.
It's the 13th no-hitter in franchise history for the Astros and the second since the trade deadline, following the combined four-pitcher no-hitter the team tossed in August.
#Astros have thrown 2 no-hitters since the trade deadline. The 1st was with a couple of pitchers they added from Toronto (Sanchez, Biagini among the pitchers). The other in Toronto (Verlander)— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) September 1, 2019
After striking out the first batter of the game, Bo Bichette, Verlander issued a walk to the second batter he faced, Cavan Biggio. He then proceeded to retire the final 26 batters of the game.
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