Verlander has 2nd no-hitter of his career

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TORONTO --- Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the major leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

Verlander barely missed a perfect game. The only runner he allowed came with one out in the eighth inning when J.P. Arencibia walked on a full count, with Verlander's 12th pitch to the rookie just an inch or two outside.

Minnesota's Francisco Liriano pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Verlander struck out 12 in his first no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007. This time, he fanned Rajai Davis to end it for his fourth strikeout of the game. The right-hander threw 108 pitches, 74 for strikes, against a Jays lineup missing ailing slugger Jose Bautista.

"Just as good as the first," Verlander said.

Prior to Verlander, the last Detroit pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Jack Morris, who did it against the White Sox on April 7, 1984.

"I felt like tonight I had really good control of my fastball, and I just used that to my advantage," Verlander said.

 
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