UPDATE: Anderson’s bid for a perfect game came to an end with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, as former Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore took him deep for a solo home run. Of course that happened.
The Indians haven’t had a no-hitter since Len Barker threw a perfect game against the Blue Jays on May 15, 1981. The wait continues.
9:02 p.m. ET: Making just his second major league start, Indians right-hander Cody Anderson is perfect through six innings so far tonight against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
This is actually Anderson’s second straight start against the Rays, as he tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings against them in his major league debut last Sunday. The 24-year-old is mystifying them again. While Anderson has struck out just one batter, he has been very efficient, throwing 50 out of 70 pitches for strikes. The Indians currently have a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Stay tuned to see if Anderson can make some history.