Buehrle completes what many started
'Close, but no cigar' trend for no-hit bids, save for Sanchez
Within less than two weeks, Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez and White Sox starter Mark Buehrle came within a bobble by San Francisco third baseman Juan Uribe of making this the first season with double perfect games since 1880.As it is, the two left-handers pitched no-hitters in the quickest succession since 1996, when Florida's Al Leiter notched one over Colorado on May 11, before the Yankees' Dwight Gooden did it against the Mariners three days later.
July 19: Brett Anderson, Athletics, 6 2/3 innings vs. Angels (Bobby Abreu, single).
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.