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Overused rookie pitchers join top pro league with damaged arms: report

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Yonhap) -- A vast majority of rookie pitchers in the top domestic baseball league will come in with already damaged elbows and shoulders after years of overuse, a report showed on Monday, The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) released findings of its study on 41 pitchers drafted out of high school and universities earlier this year. Eight of the nine current teams, with the exception of the Doosan Bears, participated in the study.

Baseball: Tigers flirt with history in 1-0 win over Red Sox

Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers missed out on a slice of baseball history Saturday, but still beat Boston 1-0 in game one of the American League Championship Series. Tigers starter Sanchez and four Detroit relievers came within two outs of tossing the first combined no-hitter in Major League post-season history. Instead they settled for a one-hit shut-out and a 1-0 lead over the Red Sox in the best-of-seven series that will send the winner to the World Series. Jhonny Peralta drove in the game's only run in the sixth inning.

Tigers beat Red Sox in near no-hitter

(Reuters) - The Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0, nearly posting a rare postseason no-hitter in capturing the opening game of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series on Saturday. Starter Anibal Sanchez and relievers Al Alburquerque, Jose Veras, Drew Smyly and Joaquin Benoit combined to keep the Red Sox without a hit until Daniel Nava dumped a single to center off Benoit with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Marlins' season ends on high note with Alvarez no-hitter

Miami, Sep 30 (EFE).- The Miami Marlins' 62 wins were the fewest for any club in the National League, but the team ended the season on a positive note as Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Alvarez, in his third season with the Marlins, accomplished only the third no-hitter of the 2013 MLB regular season in somewhat unusual fashion. Thinking the Marlins had a 1-0 lead, the 23-year-old Venezuelan celebrated after striking out Matt Tuiasosopo in the top of the 9th inning, only to learn that the score was still knotted at zero.

Baseball: Alvarez hurls no-hitter as Marlins beat Tigers

Miami's Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter on Sunday's final day of the Major League Baseball season as the Marlins scored a run in the last inning to edge Detroit 1-0. The 23-year-old Venezuelan right-hander hurled 66 strikes in 99 pitches over nine innings, striking out four Tigers batters while walking one, hitting another and allowing a third base runner on a fielding error.

Marlins' Alvarez throws no-hitter against Tigers

(Reuters) - Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in the regular season finale on Sunday when the Marlins scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth for a 1-0 victory. Alvarez, who struck out four and walked just one, had taken the no-hitter into the ninth of the scoreless game but needed to complete the game to receive credit for the no-hitter.

'Stupendously amazing' Archer, Rays keep on rolling

'Stupendously amazing' Archer, Rays keep on rolling NEW YORK -- Chris Archer paused to come up with a way to describe pitching his second complete career complete game shutout and the answer he came up is an apt way to describe how the Tampa Bay Rays are playing. "Stupendously amazing," Archer said. "To follow the other stallions in the bunch kind of makes it a little bit easier for me because they do such a great job of being efficient."

All-Star relievers flash credentials for pennant race

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The shut-down performance by American League relievers in this year's All-Star game showcased the winning edge a bullpen can offer a contender as Major League Baseball enters the second half of its season on Friday. It may have been Mariano Rivera's night at Tuesday's All-Star game at Citi Field as the evergreen closer was given an emotional salute in his last Midsummer Classic, but Mo did not stand alone as a parade of relievers dominated the action.

Baseball: Reds' Bailey tosses second career no-hitter

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 pitches first no-hitter of season

(Reuters) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey tossed baseball's first no-hitter of 2013, and his second within a year, on Tuesday in a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Bailey struck out nine batters and allowed just one walk when Gregor Blanco drew a lead-off walk in the seventh inning to give San Francisco their first base runner of the game, ending Bailey's pursuit of a perfect game. The 27-year-old was the last pitcher to achieve a no-hitter in the majors last September at Pittsburgh.
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