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.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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