Verlander No-Hits Brewers

Tigers ace has first Comerica no-no, and first for Detroit since 1984
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2007 12:24 AM CDT
Verlander No-Hits Brewers
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, facing camera, is hugged by teammate Placido Polanco after pitching a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, in Detroit. Verlander pitched the first no-hitter in Comerica Park history, striking out a career-high 12,...   (Associated Press)

Tigers fireballer Justin Verlander scored a spectacular no-hitter at home against the Brewers, the team with the NL's two leading home-run artists. The right-hander used his changeup and curve to devastating effect, chalking 12 Ks and allowing only three balls to reach the outfield in the 4-0 interleague victory.

Verlander did give up four walks, three to slugger Bill Hall. It was the first no-hitter ever in Comerica Park and the first in Detroit since 1973, when Nolan Ryan came to town. Jack Morris had the last no-no for the Tigers in 1984, in Chicago's Comiskey Park. (More MLB stories.)

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