BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ bid for the first combined perfect game in major league history has ended with a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Baltimore’s Hanser Alberto.
The hit off reliever Ryan Yarbrough came Sunday at Camden Yards. Alberto hit an easy grounder to the right side, through the Rays’ overshifted infield.READ MORE: $30K Reward Offered For Information In Efraim Gordon's Fatal Shooting
Tampa Bay’s try came two days after a pair of Los Angeles Angels pitchers teamed up for a no-hitter while wearing the jerseys of late teammate Tyler Skaggs.
Rays right-hander Ryne Stanek pitched the first two innings before Yarbrough took over.READ MORE: What Parents Need To Know About COVID Vaccines For Preteens, Teens As FDA Expected To Give Pfizer OK
Recalled from Triple-A Durham before the game, Yarbrough retired 18 straight batters before Alberto’s hit.
The Rays have had only one no-hitter in franchise history, by Matt Garza against the Detroit Tigers on July 26, 2010.MORE NEWS: Don't Bug Out About Cicadas: University of Md. Expert Answers Questions
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