Jays' Aaron Sanchez holds Orioles hitless through seven, surrenders lead, gets win

Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez held the Orioles hitless for the first seven innings of Tuesday's game in Baltimore. The eighth inning was a much different matter.

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez holds Orioles hitless through seven, then surrenders lead

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez holds Orioles hitless through seven, then surrenders lead

Sanchez allowed three consecutive hits to begin the frame: a double by Tim Beckham (which went through the legs of third baseman Josh Donaldson), a single by Anthony Santander and a run-scoring, game-tying double by Chance Sisco.

He escaped further damage by retiring Trey Mancini on a shallow fly to center fielder Kevin Pillar and inducing Jonathan Schoop to hit into a double play after walking Manny Machado intentionally, his fifth walk of the night.



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"After I gave up the hit, I was like, whatever," Sanchez told reporters, per The Associated Press. "It would have been cool if I got to throw a no-hitter, but ... I didn't care about anything else but winning the ball game."

Curtis Granderson gave Toronto the lead back in the top of the ninth with a solo home run, and after closer Roberto Osuna retired the O's in the bottom of the frame for his 100th career save, Sanchez had a 2-1 win.

Working on a 49-degree night in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Sanchez needed 82 pitches (49 strikes) to get through the first seven innings and 98 overall (60 strikes). The 2016 American League ERA leader was making his third start of this season.

Sanchez's no-hit bid was one of several through the first 13 days of the 2018 MLB season. Most notably, the Pirates' Trevor Williams worked six hitless innings against the Tigers on April 1 before being taken out. The Angels' Shohei Ohtani retired the first 19 A's he faced on Sunday, April 8, before allowing a hit. The Royals' Jakob Junis pitched 6 1/3 hitless on Monday, April 9, before allowing a single to the Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach.

The Pirates' Jameson Taillon threw a one-hit shutout on April 8 vs. the Reds, with the only hit being a single by opposing pitcher Tyler Mahle in the third inning.

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