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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.


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.


Well done, dude. Maybe next time.


Michael Cerami

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