Angels' combined no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Angels' combined no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled off Blake Parker with one out in the eighth inning, spoiling the Los Angeles Angels' bid for an unprecedented no-hitter against the Texas Rangers.

Los Angeles was closing in on the record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter. The Houston Astros set the mark with six pitchers while shutting down the Yankees in 2003. Roy Oswalt started that game but was injured in the first inning. The Mariners matched that record in 2012.

Jim Johnson opened Tuesday night's game with 1 1/3 innings, and Noe Ramirez, Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson and Jose Alvarez followed with no-hit ball. Parker retired Willie Calhoun to start the eighth before Kiner-Falefa lined a clean single into right field.

The Angels led 1-0 through seven innings.

Unlike the Astros in their no-hit bid, the Angels planned to make this one a bullpen game, following a trend started by the Tampa Bay Rays this season of using relievers as openers. Los Angeles is using the strategy to cover for an injury-decimated rotation that is without Shohei Ohtani, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and more. Manager Mike Scioscia used four bullpen games in August.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-09-21 06:09:59 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:50 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:50:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years b...(AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years b...
    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP.More >>
    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP.More >>
  • Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:10:49 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:40 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:40:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...(AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
  • FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

    FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:30:00 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:32:56 GMT
    (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closur...(Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closur...
    An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.More >>
    An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.More >>
Powered by Frankly