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Baseball: Reds' Bailey tosses second career no-hitter

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Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey threw the second no-hitter of his career Tuesday as the Reds blanked the San Francisco Giants 3-0 at Great American Ball Park.

The 27-year-old Bailey's other no-hitter was the last of the 2012 Major League Baseball season and the right-handed pitcher followed that up Tuesday with the first of this season.

Bailey got Giants' batter Gregor Blanco to ground out to third for the final out of the game. His teammates mobbed Bailey and soaked him in Gatorade in a wild celebration at the pitcher's mound.

Bailey had a perfect game heading into the seventh inning until walking Blanco for the lone Giant baserunner of the contest.

This marks the 16th no-hitter in franchise history and the second one thrown by Bailey in a 20-start span. His other no-hitter came on September 28 at Pittsburgh.

Bailey tied a team record with his two no-hitters, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer.

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