Update (9:01 PM EDT): It’s over. With two outs in the seventh, C.J. Cron poked a single to right field to break up Fulmer’s no-hit bid.
Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer has held the Angels hitless through six innings thus far in Wednesday’s start in Anaheim. The right-hander has walked one, accounting for the lone blemish, while striking out six on 68 pitches.
The Tigers have backed Fulmer with two runs of support. Ian Kinsler delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning and Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed with an RBI single of his own in the sixth.
If Fulmer can finish the final three innings without allowing a hit, he would become the first Tiger to throw a no-hitter since Justin Verlander no-hit the Blue Jays on May 7, 2011. The Angels were last victims of a no-hitter on September 11, 1999 when the Twins’ Eric Milton accomplished the feat.
We’ll keep you updated as Fulmer navigates the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings.
David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.