MILWAUKEE (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander José Berríos pitched six hitless innings and Taylor Rogers kept the bid intact through seven against the Milwaukee Brewers, who also had a no-hitter going until Corbin Burnes’ gem was ended in the seventh by a solo homer.
It was the first time pitchers matched each other over six hitless innings since the San Francisco Giants’ Jake Peavy and the New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom did it on Aug. 2, 2014. Both bids ended in the seventh.
Berríos finished with 12 strikeouts, a hit batsmen and no free passes on 84 pitches. He punched out Kolten Wong to end the sixth, and his 12 strikeouts matched a career high, set against Texas on June 24, 2018.
Rogers came on to start the seventh. The left-hander struck out Luis Urías, Christian Yelich and Keston Hiura in a perfect inning. Urías ripped a ball just foul down the first-base line that nearly ended the bid.