September 2019

Justin Verlander Pitches Third Career No-Hitter

Verlander struck out 14 of the  28 batters he faced. . The 14 strikeouts are tied for the eighth-most in a no-hitter.  . Only Nolan Ryan with 7 and  Sandy Koufax with 4 . have more career no-hitters  than Verlander. . It was Verlander's second career no-hitter  at Toronto's Rogers Centre. . The Houston Astros defeated the Blue Jays 2-0 on Sunday. . Verlander now has  2,963 career strikeouts . and will likely become the 18th pitcher in  MLB history with 3,000 career strikeouts. . Verlander leads the AL in innings, wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts and opponent batting average . since being traded to the Astros  from the Detroit Tigers in 2017.