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Erik Bedard allows no hits in 6.1 innings, loses anyway

Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 20: Erik Bedard #45 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch in the frst inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on July 20, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Astros lefty Erik Bedard brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but ran into a bit of trouble and a high pitch count. After Bedard walked Justin Smoak with one out (Bedard’s fifth walk of the evening), manager Bo Porter wasn’t willing to let him go beyond 111 pitches, replacing him with Jose Cisnero. Cisnero ran into a bit of trouble himself after recording the second out, walking Mike Zunino, then allowing the Mariners their first hit, a Michael Saunders two-run double that landed on Tal’s Hill.

Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma threw a scoreless seventh, Charlie Furbush tossed a scoreless eighth, and Tom Wilhelmsen nailed down the 4-2 victory in the ninth inning. Bedard becomes the ninth pitcher since 1901 to go at least six innings, allow no hits, and receive a loss. The last pitcher to do it was Jered Weaver in 2008 against the Dodgers.

Jered Weaver2008-06-28LAALADL 0-1GS-6 ,L 6.0010
Matt Young1992-04-12 (1)BOSCLEL 1-2CG 8 ,L 8.0022
Andy Hawkins1990-07-01NYYCHWL 0-4CG 8 ,L 8.0040
Don Wilson1974-09-04HOUCINL 1-2GS-8 ,L 8.0020
Clay Kirby1970-07-21SDPNYML 0-3GS-8 ,L 8.0011
Steve Barber1967-04-30 (1)BALDETL 1-2GS-9 ,L 8.2021
Ken Johnson1964-04-23HOUCINL 0-1CG 9 ,L 9.0010
Bob Shawkey1917-07-04 (2)NYYWSHL 4-5 7.0010

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Erik Bedard pulled with unusual stat line-- 1st pitcher to throw 6+ IP, allow at least 2 runs and no hits since Matt Young, 1992 Red Sox

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 21, 2013

Also of note, Kyle Seager’s 15-game hitting streak came to an end, as did the Mariners’ streak of 23 consecutive games with a home run.