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Bader’s bloop single in 8th inning ends Tigers’ bid for combined no-hitter against Mets

 The Associated Press  |    Apr 4th, 2024 6:18pm EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Bader singled leading off the eighth inning for the New York Mets, ending Detroit’s bid for a combined no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday.

Bader took a half-swing at a 1-2 changeup from left-handed reliever Tyler Holton and blooped it into shallow left-center, drawing a Bronx cheer from the sparse crowd at Citi Field. New York had gone 13 innings without a hit, going back to the first game of the twinbill.

The unbeaten Tigers took a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning of the second game.

Matt Manning, making his first start of the season, threw 5 2/3 hitless innings for Detroit before giving way to Holton, who struck out Brett Baty to strand Brandon Nimmo at first base. Holton then worked a perfect seventh.

Manning, recalled from the minors to make the start, walked four and struck out three but didn’t come close to allowing a hit. The winless Mets were also hitless for the final six innings of a 6-3, 11-inning loss in the opener.

Manning started the Tigers’ most recent no-hitter last July 7, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings before Jason Foley got four outs and Alex Lange worked the ninth in a 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Houston Astros right-hander Ronel Blanco threw the first no-hitter of the season Monday, when he walked two in a 10-0 win over the Blue Jays.


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