TORONTO (AP) â€” The Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on an infield single by Evan Longoria, then stuck out his 17th batter of the game to finish off a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Morrow got a cooler of water dumped on him by celebrating teammates after one of the most dominating performances in the year of the pitcher. There have already been five no-hitters this season â€” including two perfect games â€” and three others broken up in the ninth inning.
The three-game sweep was crippling for the Rays, who have lost a season-high five straight after briefly moving ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East earlier this week.
Vernon Wells drove in the only run for Toronto before leaving with a dislocated toe, which happened when he made a leaping catch against the wall in the sixth inning to preserve Morrow's no-hit bid. Wells stayed down briefly before jogging slowly off the field.