DETROIT, June 12 – Justin Verlander threw the second no-hitter of the season tonight, blanking the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0, while setting a career-high with 12 strikeouts. Hitting 102 miles per hour in the ninth inning, Verlander finished the game with four walks, but faced only 30 batters because of a double play.
It was the sixth no-hitter in Detroit Tigers history and the first at Comerica Park, which opened in 2000. The last Tiger to throw a no-no was Jack Morris, when he shut down the Chicago White Sox on April 7, 1984. The game also marked the third time that the Milwaukee Brewers had been no-hit, and the third time in an interleague game during the regular season.
With the win, Verlander increased his record to 7-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.79.