Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Buck Farmer throws against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Detroit Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Detroit has a 4-3 record against the White Sox at Comerica. “He’s aggressive in the zone and that’s been the biggest thing since he’s come back up here”.
The Tigers have now carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning three times this season, the most of any team.
Shortstop Tyler Saladino’s two-out triple and Abreu’s double in the third made it 3-0.
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Samardzija had been 1-8 with a 9.24 ERA in his previous nine starts. He allowed five hits and two walks.
“I was very aware they had a no-hitter going, because we had one of those thrown against us by Houston once, ” he said.
Cano and Kyle Seager each hit solo homers in the first inning for Seattle, which has the league’s best record in September at 13-6 but is still three games under.500 (74-77).
Tigers: Detroit sent Rondon home for the season for what Ausmus said were “effort” issues.
Verlander (3-8, 3.46 ERA) lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning on August . 26 and will try to wash away the bad taste of another unfortunate ending in his last start.
“He pitched outstanding”, Ausmus said.
Martinez blooped an opposite-field hit over shortstop Alexei Ramirez and in front of left fielder Trayce Thompson on a 2-0 pitch, then was erased when Jefry Marte grounded into a one-out forceout.
David Price pitched seven scoreless innings as the Toronto Blue Jays (86-64) defeated the New York Yankees (82-67) 4-2 and increased their lead in the American League East to 3-1/2 games.
“I felt really good, especially as I got deeper into the game, ” Norris said.
The opener was a makeup of a May 27 rainout.
Since Ryan returned from Triple-A Toledo on September 1, Ryan has allowed six runs on 18 hits in 17 2/3 innings. A win Tuesday and a San Francisco loss would clinch at least a wild card for the third straight season.
The nightcap win, meanwhile, was the 9,000th for the White Sox. Chris Sale starts Thursday and Carlos Rodon, John Danks and Jeff Samardzija will follow him in a series that concludes Sunday.
“It’s a shame that Q doesn’t get anything out of that game, ” Ventura said.
Had Detroit’s pitchers finished the job, it would have marked the first combined no-hitter since the Philadelphia Phillies did so against the Atlanta Braves in 2014.