MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dallas Keuchel perfect game bid for the Minnesota Twins ended when the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds doubled off the right-field wall with one out in the seventh inning Sunday.
Keuchel retired his first 19 batters before Reynolds drove a sinker just over the reach of Matt Wallner on his 85th pitch. The 35-year-old left-hander was replaced by Griffin Jax after the hit. Keuchel struck out three and threw 53 pitches for strikes.
Signed to a minor league contract in June, the two-time All-Star made his Twins debut on Aug. 6 when he gave up one run over five innings. He allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings against Philadelphia in his previous start.
Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, last pitched a complete game in 2018.