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Heart-Breaking: Tigers Pitcher Matt Boyd Came One Out Short of a No-Hitter Yesterday

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Yesterday, Tigers starter Matthew Boyd threw a complete game shutout of the Chicago White Sox coming just one hit and one walk short of a perfect game.


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And while that perfect game was spoiled by a walk all the way back in the the top of the third inning, the no-hitter was active through 8 2/3.

Yep, Boyd came just one out short of throwing the first no-hitter of his career and just the second one of the 2017 season. Here’s a look at the Tim Anderson double that ended it:

That’s heart-breaking, but Boyd got himself the complete game shutout with a groundout to third on the very next play, so the Tigers took home a win nonetheless. So, he may not have made history, but he sure made one brilliant start.


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Well done, dude. Maybe next time.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.