A little over a week after Domingo German’s perfect game, we have a second no-hitter in 2023.
The Tigers tossed a combined no-no in a 2-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Saturday, with Matt Manning, Jason Foley and Alex Lange all contributing to the franchise’s first no-hitter since Spencer Turnbull threw one in 2021.
The combined no-hitter has become a commonality in recent seasons, with three occurring last season, including one from the Mets and two by Houston — one of which came in the World Series.
It is the 20th combined no-hitter in league history.
Lange finished the job on Saturday with a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out Bo Bichette, getting Brandon Belt to fly out and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to ground out, prompting hugs on the mound and the club mobbing Lange.
It is the ninth no-hitter in Tigers history and the first combined effort thrown by the club.
Manning will be credited with the bulk of the victory, going 6 2/3 innings before being removed for Foley following a walk.
Foley went 1 1/3 before Lange finished it off in the ninth.