ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Matt Garza pitched the first
no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major
leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 Monday night.
Garza faced the minimum 27 batters, allowing only a
second-inning walk, for a team that's often been on the wrong end
of pitching gems lately.
The Rays have been held hitless three times since last July,
including a pair of perfect games that were thrown against them.
The last time there were at least five no-hitters in a season
was 1991, when Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw one of seven in the
big leagues that year, according to STATS LLC.