Jameson Taillon loses no-hit bid in the seventh inning against the Mets

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(Update 9:00 PM EDT): It’s over. Curtis Granderson snuck a ground ball single through the shift into right field to break up the no-hit bid. Well.

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Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon made his second career start on Tuesday against the Mets and he has tossed six no-hit innings at Citi Field. The right-hander has walked one and struck out four on 68 pitches.

The Pirates have provided Taillon two runs of support, both coming on a Jung Ho Kang two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.

If Taillon is able to complete the no-hitter, it would be the first thrown by a Pirates pitcher since July 12, 1997 when Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon combined for 10 no-hit innings against the Astros. The Mets were victims of a no-hitter at the end of last season thanks to Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

We’ll keep you updated as Taillon attempts to navigate the final three innings.

Kyle Gibson, Orioles finalize 1-year, $10M contract

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SAN DIEGO – Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a one-year, $10 million contract.

The 35-year-old would receive a $150,000 assignment bonus if traded, payable by the receiving team. He also can earn a $25,000 bonus if he is elected or selected for the All-Star team. Gibson was an All-Star in 2021.

Gibson was 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 31 starts for Philadelphia last season. He also pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances in the postseason for the NL champions.

Baltimore gained another experienced arm as it looks to build on its surprising season. After losing 110 games the previous year, the Orioles contended for an AL wild card for much of the summer before finishing 83-79 for the franchise’s first winning record since 2016.

Gibson was an AL All-Star in 2021, going 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts for Texas. He was traded to Philadelphia that July, and he went 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 12 appearances for the Phillies down the stretch.

The 6-foot-6 Gibson was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft. He made his big league debut with the Twins in 2013.

He spent his first first seven seasons with Minnesota, going 67-68 with a 4.52 ERA in 193 games, including 188 starts. He had his best year in 2018, finishing with a career-low 3.62 ERA in a career-best 196 2/3 innings.

Gibson, who signed a $28 million, three-year contract with Texas in December 2019, is 89-91 with a 4.52 ERA in 267 major league games.