Royals take no-hitter into the eighth

The Kansas City Royals took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Friday en route to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Royals starter Chris Young held the Tigers hitless for five innings, and Ryan Madson followed with two perfect innings.

Reliever Kelvin Herrera took the ball for the eighth, and the Tigers’ Nick Castellanos hit a single to left off to kill the no-no.

The Royals have thrown four no-hitters. Here they are:

1 Steve Busby
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, April 27, 1973
Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 0
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
2 Steve Busby
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Wednesday, June 19, 1974
Kansas City Royals 2, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His second of two no-hitters)
3 Jim Colborn
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Saturday, May 14, 1977
Kansas City Royals 6, Texas Rangers 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
4 Bret Saberhagen
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Monday, August 26, 1991
Kansas City Royals 7, Chicago White Sox 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)