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Justin Verlander's no-hit streak ends at 14 & 2/3 innings

In his first start coming off of last Saturday's no-hitter against the Blue Jays, the Tigers' Justin Verlander took on the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

The Royals had almost as much trouble with Verlander as the Jays. The Tigers' ace took a no-hitter into the 5th inning, only allowing walks to Billy Butler in the 2nd and Alcides Escobar in the 5th.

But after 5 2/3 innings tonight, and 14 2/3 no-hit innings overall, Verlander finally allowed a base hit.

Melky Cabrera lined an RBI triple into the right center field gap, ending Verlander's attempt at joining Johnny Vander Meer (with the Reds in 1938) as the only pitcher in major league history to throw back-to-back no-hitters.

Verlander remains in the game, having only given up the one hit, as the Tigers lead the Royals 3-1 in the 7th inning.