Found May 25, 2013 on
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Thanks to a record-tying seven no-hitters during the 2012 season, Major League Baseball fans are crazy about the pitching achievement.
So much so, Domino's pizza and MLB.TV teamed up for their "DomiNoNo" promotion.
"The no-hitter is one of sports' greatest achievements," said Domino's spokesperson Chris Brandon. "Domino's is thrilled to reward baseball fans with free pizza the day after each of the first two no-hitters of the 2013 season."
On Friday night, fans almost got their free pizza as Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez carried a no-no into the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins. Enter Joe Mauer...professional buzzkill.
On May 6, 2008, the catcher spoiled Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd's no-hitter with a double. Two years later, on August 23, 2010, reigning 2009 American League MVP singled off Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz. And then, of course, this most recent effort, breaking up Sanchez's attempt for a second no-hitter.
All three instances, Mauer broke up a no-hitters with one out in the ninth inning. Incidentally, his hit also ended up being the only hit for the Twins.
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Anibal Sanchez got close to throwing the second no-hitter of his career. See what broke it up and how the game finished.
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez just missed another shot at the history books.
Four weeks after setting a Tigers record with 17 strikeouts, Sanchez came within two batters of his second career no-hitter Friday night. He walked two and struck out 12 while beating the Minnesota Twins 6-0.
Sanchez struck out Jamey Carroll to start the ninth, but Joe Mauer lined a clean single to center...
DETROIT -- Friday night is turning into Anibal Night at Comerica Park.
Exactly four weeks after striking out a franchise-record 17 Atlanta Braves, Anibal Sanchez was at it again Friday night. This time, while he fell two outs short of his second career no-hitter, he still struck out 12 Minnesota Twins in a one-hit complete game.
"He's a really good pitcher, and he was...
DETROIT There were two questions that had to be asked Friday night after Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez lost his no-hitter with one out in the ninth inning.
The first question was for Sanchez, who struck out a club-record 17 earlier this season.
What meant more to him: the strikeout total nobody else in the franchises 113-year history has reached or this one-hit, 6-0 win...
On Friday night Anibal Sanchez almost tossed his second career no-hitter. Sanchez, who also recorded a no-no in 2006 with the Marlins, got 25 outs before allowing a single to Joe Mauer.
After the eighth inning Sanchez had thrown 113 pitches. High pitch totals are not unheard of for Sanchez entering Friday nights game. He threw 121 pitches in a complete game against...
Anibal Sanchez lost a no-hitter with one out in the ninth inning when Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer lined a single up the middle.It would have been the second no-hitter in Sanchez’s career. His first no-hitter as a rookie came Sept. 6, 2006As the video shows it was a clean hit and Sanchez instinctively reached for the ball, but had no shot.Sanchez settled for a one-hit...
If you had to take one guess as to which Twins player broke up Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter in the ninth inning Friday, chances are you'd pick the team's only three-time batting champion.
Indeed, Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer recorded the Twins' first and only hit of the game with one out in the top of the ninth inning Friday at Comerica Park. Mauer entered the game...
Anibal Sanchez kept the Minnesota Twins hitless through 8.1 innings on Friday night. And then Joe Mauer dumped a little bit of rain on the party.
Mauer broke up Sanchez’s no-hit bid with one down in the ninth, ripping a line shot directly over Sanchez’s head and into center field. Sanchez finished off his brilliant night by striking out Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau to complete...
Detroit Tigers: 27-19, 2nd Place (.5 ahead of Cleveland). Win streak: 4
“When you pitch a one hitter and the one hit you give up is to a guy with three batting titles, that’s one hell of a performance.” -Jim Leyland
The Tigers re-took first place in style last night. Just 4 weeks after he set a Tiger record with 17 strikeouts against Atlanta, Anibal Sanchez flirted with his...
DETROIT -- Denny McLain spoke about the hatchet that may or may not have been buried between him and Mickey Lolich.
The problems between the pitching stars of the 1968 Detroit Tigers have been well documented. And they were once again a topic for conversation during Saturdays media gathering prior to the honoring of their World Series championship team.
But before dealing with...
Finally, the Minnesota Twins' never-ending losing streak came to a close.
One night after nearly getting no-hit by Anibal Sanchez, the Twins snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win Saturday over Doug Fister and the Detroit Tigers. Minnesota's recent losing streak matched the fourth-longest losing streak in team history.
Before the losing streak began on May 14, Minnesota...
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Yesterday snapped my two-game winning streak as I opted for the wrong high-priced starting pitcher — Anibal Sanchez‘s 25 points crushed Jordan Zimmermann‘s 10 despite Zimmermann picking up his eighth win of the year. Today will be a semi-condensed version of my daily picks due to some time constraints, but I did want to get them out regardless.Instead...
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Joe Mauer broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid in the ninth inning on Friday night, marking the third time in his career that he has spoiled a no-hitter in the ninth.
Mauer singled on a 1-1 pitch with one out in the ninth inning of a 6-0 game. It was a clean line drive up the middle, so it was nothing anyone could complain about. Sanchez still...
First off, I'd like to apologize for that terrible pun. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez remains the best free agent signing of the winter. He threw 8 1/3 no-hit innings on Friday night against the Twins, and struck out 12 during the game. For the season, Sanchez has a 2.38 ERA in 64 1/3 innings with 80 strikeouts and 17 walks. His 2.8 fWAR is tops among all pitchers in baseball...