The Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer took a no-hitter in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees Thursday night but gave up his bid on a one-out Aaron Hicks double to left.
Bauer was looking to toss the first post-season no-no since Wednesday, October 6, 2010, when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay no-hit the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series. Halladay’s 4-0 gem marked his second no-hitter that season, as he threw a perfecto against the Florida Marlins that June.
The first postseason no-no, of course, was the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
On April 9, 2015, the Indians lost the multi-pitcher effort on a 9th-inning one-out home run by the Houston Astros’ Jed Lowrie. Lowrie’s shot over the left-center field wall off Nick Hagadome ended the effort begun by Trevor Bauer (6), Kyle Crockett (1) and Scott Atchinson (1). The Indians held on for a 5-1, one-hit victory.
The Indians’ last no-hitter was a perfect game by Len Barker nearly 35 years ago, marking a current drought second only to the San Diego Padres, who have never thrown a no-no. Barker on that day shut down the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3-0 win at Cleveland Stadium.