The Cleveland Indians took a no-hitter into the ninth inning on Thursday but lost the multi-pitcher effort on a 9th-inning 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. The Indians held on for a 5-1, one-hit victory.
The Indians’ last no-hitter was a perfect game by Len Barker 34 years ago.
The Astros were last no-hit nearly three years ago, when Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants tossed a perfect game at home against Houston on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.