Two no-hitters within 20 miles in one day
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ervin Santana's no-hitter at Progressive Field had company almost as soon as it was over.
Just a few hours after Santana completed his gem for the Los Angeles Angels in a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, another no-hitter was pitched about 20 miles west in an independent Frontier League game.
Andrew Moss of the Joliet (Ill.) Slammers beat the host Lake Erie Crushers 10-1 at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, a western suburb of Cleveland in nearby Lorain County.
The 24-year-old Moss walked six, struck out seven and has a 4-3 record in nine starts for the Slammers.
Moss walked the bases loaded in the seventh and gave up a run on a sacrifice fly by Jason Taylor.