The Texas Rangers’ Colby Lewis took a perfect game into the eighth inning and a no-hitter into the ninth Thursday but had to settle for a 5-1 complete-game victory.
Lewis lost his perfecto by issuing a two-out walk to the Oakland Athletics’ Yonder Alonso. He escaped the eighth with the no-no intact but lost it in the ninth on a leadoff double by Max Muncy.
Lewis had one near-miss in 2015:
|Texas Rangers (AL)|
|Friday, September 11, 2015
Spoiler: Danny Valencia double down the left field line to break up perfecto with no out in the eighth inning
Texas Rangers 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Globe Life Park (Arlington)