Kluber takes no-no into 7th, fans 18 batters in win over Cards

The Cleveland Indians’ Corey Kluber took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Wednesday and retired the inning’s first two batters before losing his bid on a Jhonny Peralta single. More impressively, Kluber struck out 18 batters and didn’t even take the mound for the ninth.

Kluber’s effort is the fourth longest no-no bid of the 2015 season, which is awaiting its first no-hitter.

Cody Allen retired the Cardinals 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth to secure the 2-0 win for the Indians.

Also on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Reds’ Raisel Iglesias took a no-hitter in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves before pinch-hitter Eric Young Jr. broke it up with a single.

And in Anaheim, the Colorado Rockies’ Jordan Lyles (1 inning) and Christian Bergman (3⅓ innings) took a no-hitter into the fifth before Bergman yielded a double to Erick Aybar, who was immediately thrown out at third. Lyles left the game after the first inning when Albert Pujols lined a ball into Lyles’ pitching hand.

Here are the deepest near no-nos of the 2015 season (minimum six innings):


Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)


Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)


Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0
O.co Coliseum (Oakland)


Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)


Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)


Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)