Justin Verlander continued to prove why he’s a surefire Hall of Fame pitcher on Sunday.
The Houston Astros ace took the mound against the Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto and had not allowed a hit after eight innings. Verlander without a doubt was going out for the ninth, but the Astros had yet to plate a run.
But Abraham Toro blasted a two-run shot to give Houston the lead in the top of the ninth, helping pave the way for Verlander to complete the no-hitter.
First, here’s Toro’s round-tripper:
Then on his 120th pitch, Verlander closed it out.
The no-no marked the third of his career and is just one of six pitchers to throw three. It also was Verlander’s second no-hitter against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
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